Location of Talend Freelancers?

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Location of Talend Freelancers?

Very new to talend, and looking for a talented freelancer to do some data sync projects for a smaill company - what would be the best way to locate qualified folks?
Thanks in advance
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Re: Location of Talend Freelancers?

There are good chances, that talented freelances (like myself) do read this forum on regular basis.
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Re: Location of Talend Freelancers?

Very new to talend, and looking for a talented freelancer to do some data sync projects for a smaill company - what would be the best way to locate qualified folks?
Thanks in advance

Hi David,
You can contact sales@talend.com and we can redirect you to some SI or freelances partners (depends where do you live). Furthermore, we have a certification program to find certified resources (more detail at http://www.talend.com/press/Talend-Announces-Certification-Program-for-Consulting-Partners.php).
HTH,
-cedric
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Re: Location of Talend Freelancers?

David
A tool is simply a means to an ends. Anyone with experience of an ETL tool could pick up Talend.
What you should ideally be looking for is someone with real knowledge of your business domain or of architecting and creating solutions. If you are building a data warehouse then you want someone who knows about dimensional modelling, surrogate keys, factless fact table, role playing dimensions and other such relevant concepts.
In addition to these concepts they should have a good knowledge of modeling and designing these systems.
You will find a fair few consultancies out there who charge exorbitant fees and send in graduates who have been on a training course but have no real world knowledge. Yes the system they build will work, but it will be inflexible, inextensible and difficult to extend.
So when you find your freelancer make sure you give then a good interview to access the extent of their knowledge.
Ask them things such as
How to implement a type 2 dimension
How many clustered keys you can have a table
What is a covered key
What are the problems of using indexes and how do they effect your ETL routines ? There are positive and negative effects so see if they appreciate this.
What is a surrogate Key
What level of granularity should your dimensions be at ?
etc..

With a poor database model everything will be poor. You can create the best ETL routines in the world, but if your table design is poor then your system will be poor.

Just my 2 cents..

Hugo