July 2011 Archives — 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!


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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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