July 2011 - Broken Links Archive

Changes and opportunities

If you’ll par­don the indul­gence, I’d like to quick­ly dis­cuss a few per­son­al mat­ters. First is that I’ve mak­ing a change pro­fes­sion­al­ly and mov­ing on from my cur­rent employ­ers, Poke Lon­don. I’ve had some great expe­ri­ences work­ing here and built some sites I’m real­ly quite proud of — Poke’s own web­site not the least of them — with some of the most tal­ent­ed col­leagues it’s ever been my priv­i­lege to work with. Poke’s record speaks for itself and I was delight­ed to be a small part of it for the last 10 months.

But as of Tues­day next week I’ll be work­ing at Top10, help­ing the cur­rent­ly small team grow and devel­op from a start-up to an estab­lished dig­i­tal brand. What most attract­ed me about the move from agency to prod­uct is the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be involved in evolv­ing and shap­ing, to analyse and iter­ate; as the song has it: per­for­mance, feed­back, revi­sion. The cur­rent Top10 team are a keen and clever bunch, and I’m look­ing for­ward to work­ing with them.

Out­side of work, my book, The Book of CSS3, has been out for a few months now (and has been get­ting some real­ly pos­i­tive reviews), I’ve got some print and online mag­a­zine arti­cles planned for the near future, and an out­line is form­ing for my sec­ond book.

Lat­er this month I’ll be one of the instruc­tors at the forth­com­ing UX Boot­camp: Pro­to­typ­ing in Code work­shop. I real­ly enjoy help­ing, teach­ing and com­mu­ni­cat­ing my craft, so I’m real­ly hap­py to have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to do this.

Since the begin­ning of the year I’ve been giv­ing a series of talks at web devel­op­ment groups around Lon­don. I’m look­ing to do more speak­ing, so if you organ­ise or take part in any local web dev groups and you’re look­ing for speak­ers, please do let me know. There’s a full list of con­fer­ences I’ve talked at on Lanyrd, and you can see video and slides of my lat­est talk.

I don’t think I’ve ever been busier, or more excit­ed and ner­vous about what’s com­ing next!


Aside

I’ve updat­ed my Speak­ing page to include more con­fer­ences, more videos, and a lit­tle on my speak­ing require­ments and pref­er­ences. I’m plan­ning to cut down on the num­ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter­est­ing offers and oppor­tu­ni­ties, so please get in touch if you’re organ­is­ing an event.

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