On 25th October 2023 we held our freelancers meet up in the Battle of Trafalgar pub, 13 people came along.
Some of our topics of conversation:
The importance of design systems
Making websites for comedians
Building up a product then selling
Right wing comedians
The rise and rise of Tiktok
When language changes break your code
Brighton Py is back and Sam is talking next week
Running web agencies is very hard
Having staff working for you
New England House
Tesla Y suspension
EV tax breaks
Renting and the difficulties of getting your landlord to fix problems
Mould in Brighton properties
Bad backs and other health problems
Do you prefer to learn from video or books?
I don’t have time to write proper highlights this week, but a summary is: web agencies are a lot harder to run than you may think once you’ve cracked being a freelancer within the web industry, and more than a few people we know have burnt out doing it. If you build up to agency size, make sure you take good care of yourself.