So I’m finally done with recruitment, though my toes are still a little wet (post about this to follow soon). The important thing is that I’m working rather than grafting for a living so I can finally structure my time and really get on with programming and software development activities. So to kick things off, I’ve got this poll which I’d really appreciate your contribution to.
Update - I’ve had quite a few messages already asking why I didn’t put this up as a Facebook poll. Essentially, though I value everyone’s opinion and I know that I’d get more responses; LinkedIn users will tend to be more my target audience with the kind of software solutions I have in mind.
So the past few weeks since Tweetcamp 2011 (yes I have gotten over the use of the hashtag) have been busy, exciting, scary and a little sad (weepy, not depraved). I’ve fully wound down resourcing activities and surprisingly enough, managed to sell on my client list (I didn’t think it had any real financial value).
Last week consisted of a lot of goodbyes, well wishing, advice, presents. And darn it… more doughnuts and cake than I could get on a stick! I should give special thanks to my clients who in a very clandestine way, got together (some of them are serious competitors) and bought me Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate (amongst other tools which I’ll apparently need but don’t yet understand) to help me on my way into software development.
Now that I’m properly on my way and will no longer be expecting client meetings at 3 in the morning I can get on with sorting my life out into something more manageable and productive. I’m totally enjoying hitting the maths and programming books and really looking forward to spending more structured time working at it. One thing I’m really grateful for and have to mention is the amount of support and guidance I’m receiving from software development industry professionals.
Over the next few weeks I hope to get lots of my personal admin out of the way and move on to completing a bunch of half written blog posts. Now that the Mango update has finally made it to my phone (Samsung Omnia 7 owners on T-Mobile had to wait a little longer than most) and I’ve had some time to play with it, that’ll be the first post to work on.
I’ve been getting loads of really cool emails over the past few weeks and though I’ve replied to you all (114 of you!), I’d like to thank you on here for your interest, support and advice. I’m not quitting on the site. In fact I’m currently working on my own theme which should be up once I’ve gotten a few more important things out of the way.