Quoted: Agents show coders the money

“We deal with the necessary evils of being a freelance coder, so they don’t have to.”

Altay Guvench, a coder who has become one of the first agents for software developers — a Jerry Maguire for the geek set. Sort of fitting as the tech world goes Hollywood, right, with reality TV shows and sitcoms and movies dedicated to its culture and icons? Guvench tells Bloomberg Businessweek that he and a couple of others started 10x Management a year ago, after he hired the two music agents to get him software-developer gigs. Now, their company, which has a presence in San Francisco and New York, helps programmers secure jobs by handling negotiations, billing and more.

 

Photo of  “Jerry Maguire” star Tom Cruise from BANG archives

 

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