Want to work (legally) as a freelancer in Lebanon?

DannyK:

Useful post for freelancers in Lebanon!

Originally posted on This is Beirut:

For starters, you will need to get your tax identification number to avoid a 7.5% fee on your earnings (if the company you are working for takes their accounting seriously). Yes, you do have options to do things under the table (this is Lebanon after all!), but if you are serious about being able to grow your services into a full-fledged business (like me), you will need to do things the right way.

I recently went to get my tax identification number so that I can start doing some contract work in my field of Web Development and Agile Consulting. I worked as a consultant for 3 years in the US as part of a small consultancy called OpenSource Connections, before starting work on Jogabo (you can take a look at my past experiences here). But now that I am in Lebanon, I am starting to give workshops (eg.

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I’ve received the “Introduction to Music Production” Statement!

I have finally finished the course Introduction to Music Production by Berklee College of Music at Coursera.org.

I was actually tough, but fun at the same time. For those who have enjoyed the assignments I did as infographics, I will be releasing the rest soon.

Btw, below is a Statement of Accomplishment I received!

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Dissecting the Sound Mixing Board: The Channel Strip Infographic

For this week’s (third) assignment in Introduction to Music Production course, I did an infographic that visualizes and briefly explains the main part of the Mixing board, or the Mixer, which is the Channel strip.

For those of you who are not familiar with a Mixing Board, it is the piece of equipment that allows you to mix different tracks of music and vocals, add different audio effects, manipulate the volume of different instruments, and output a stereo track from them.

I hope you enjoy it and share if you like.

Channel-Strip-Assignment-3-Infographic

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Music Preproduction DAW Checklist: An Infographic

For my second assignment in Introduction to Music Production course which I’m taking, I worked on another infographic. This time it visualizes a checklist of the steps and configurations needed to be taken in preproduction before starting to work in the Digital Audio Workstation (D.A.W.).

For those of you who are not familiar with DAWs, a DAW is a software that plays a major part in the current music production process through Recording, Editing, Mixing, to Mastering a music track. Some examples of a DAW are Apple Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, Ableton Live, Adobe Audition, and the simpler, lower-end Garageband (for iOS, for Mac), among many others.

I hope you enjoy it too.
You can share if you like it especially inf you know someone who could benefit from it!

Configuring your DAW

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Propagation of Sound Infographic

Propagation of sound Infographic

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In my latest venture, I’ve been studying a pretty interesting online course on Introduction to Music Production at Coursera.org, and one of the lessons was related to Propagation, one of the main properties of sound. As part of my first assignment, I had the idea of making this infographic.

I have the intention of expanding and refining it later, but until that time comes, I wanted to share it with everyone.

While I got some pretty good positive feedback from my peers in my music class, more feedback is always appreciated!

Enjoy & Share!

Lightning Talks: Call for Papers at ArabNet Beirut 2014

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If you’re a designer residing in Beirut or planning to come, this is an interesting opportunity. Prepare what you always wanted to present and get a chance to discuss it with an active community, have an opportunity to network, and enjoy 3 days (March 4 – 6) at the festival of digital creativity, business, development and entrepreneurship, ArabNet Beirut 2014!

More below from ArabNet website:

Lightning Talks are community curated, fast-paced 5-minute talks given by experienced developers or designers, about a specific case-study or experience that they’ve encountered throughout their career.

We’re looking for proposals on the subject of “Making Web and Mobile a Better Place for all of us!”; that includes developers, designers, users, analysts, researchers, and everyone ranging from novice to advanced levels.

All accepted lightning talk speakers will get a free attendance ticket to join the full ArabNet Beirut 2014 conference (Design+Code and Forum Days).

via ArabNet: ArabNet Beirut 2014 – Lightning Talks: Call for Papers.