About a month ago, the company that had recently acquired my employer decided to ‘refocus’ (the details are a long story and not mine to tell). As a result I, along with a platoon’s worth of engineers, salespeople, and marketing folk, was suddenly without a job. They took great pains to tell us all that they had no complaints about our performance or capabilities, it was just that they weren’t going to do what we do anymore and so didn’t need us.
(In other words: I suspect I know what the newly laid off Presto engineers over at Opera are feeling right now.)
I’ve spent the last four weeks sorting things out, handing over the keys to the kingdom, so to speak, and documenting whatever hadn’t been documented before, but now I need to seriously consider the future.
And that’s where you come in. :-)
What can I do for you?
I can make websites and ebooks. I can also help people make websites and ebooks. I’m confident that, if there is anything about developing for the browser that I’m not familiar with, I can become familiar and proficient in a short space of time.
As should be clear from my blog and my publishing project I’m most interested in anything that involves the vague and ill-defined genre called ‘content’. That can be anything ranging from creating content websites and ebooks to creating tools for consuming those things, to helping you create tools for those who are making websites and ebooks.
Anybody who reads this blog also knows that I’m fond of researching and analysing problems and problem areas and trying to figure out how to address them. So it shouldn’t surprise you that I’d be really keen if what you’re working on is something new or a problem that hasn’t really been solved before.
(I’ve been staring at that CV for hours, trying to make it sound more ‘official’ but failed miserably.)
What am I looking for?
Anything, really. Like I wrote above, I’ve decided that it’d be more fun at this point in my life to be open-minded and not rule anything out.
I’m looking for short-term work, long-term work, permanent positions, freelance jobs, one off gigs, startups, or whatever—I’m more than willing to be flexible if the task is interesting.
I’m currently based in Bristol, UK, but am willing to relocate if the right opportunity requires it. It would have to be a really, really, good opportunity for me to relocate outside of Europe. Obviously, if you’re open to me working from home then it doesn’t matter where you’re located. I’ve been working from home for the past few years so that’s what I’m used to, but it’s not a deal-breaker.
The only real, non-negotiable, deal-breaker is that I can’t work for you if one of the conditions of employment is my silence. If I can’t blog, write and publish essays, and write and publish ebooks in my spare time while working for you, then I’d rather not work for you.
Get in touch
Even if it’s just to sound me out about an idea, make a suggestion, or whatever, feel free to get in touch.