I see that I missed posting for the entire month of August. It was a very busy month for month for me. My year end contract with Rockwell Collins ended on August 22nd. One month before my contract ended, Rockwell decided to implement a policy that consultants would not be allowed to work more than one year on-site at Rockwell. I will be eligible to work for Rockwell again 90 days after my contract ended.
Unfortunately the market in Cedar Rapids for .NET Architect/Lead is somewhat limited. At this point I am doing corp-to-corp work for my business D.B.A. Dynamic Web Design and some 1099 projects. I have been very busy looking for a new position/contract, working for my business, running CRINETA, and working on the Microsoft/INETA launch for the INETA Community Activities team. My wife tells me that I'm the busiest unemployed person that she knows.
Many people tell me that I have the ideal job working for my own business. However, I promised my wife that I would not pursue my software company start-up. Instead my business has now transformed into a .NET outsourcing company. My wife does not want me to work for myself, so I will continue to look for a permanent position or w2 contract work here in Cedar Rapids.