Hi, everyone. I'm thinking of jumping into Flex as a career and want to get some more information on prospects in the San Francisco area. If you wouldn't mind answering a few questions I would appreciate it very much.
1 What's your title and/or company you work for?
2 How long have you been employed as a Flex developer?
3 What is the current range of salary for Flex developers with 1-3 years of experience in the San Francisco area? What about the range of contracting rates?
4 In your opinion, are the number of new job openings for Flex developers growing, decreasing or remaining level?
5 In conjunction with Flex, what platforms are most used on the server side for data management and connectivity?
6 After initial training, how many weeks/months/years of hands-on experience, in your opinion, are required before a person generally becomes proficient with Flex development?
7 What industries are currently employing the most Flex developers?
8 Are Flex-created Adobe Air applications truly comparable in functionality to traditional C++/C#/VB applications?
9 What Bay Area groups do you recommend to join that will benefit continued learning of Flex as well as contacts for job opportunities?