About a month ago my good friend Lorna Mitchell put out a call for stories on how working with Open Source has influenced people's careers. Given that a lot of my recent career has been driven by my involvement in Open Source, I shared my story with Lorna. But I also wanted to share some of my story with everyone. So here is my story and opinion on how Open Source can influence your career in a positive way.
posted on July 28, 2010 - 8 comment(s) - tags: php, symfony, zend framework, open source, career, work, job, contribute, dpc09
Time for a new adventure. Last monday, my wife Marjolein and I visited the local Chamber of Commerce to register our new company: Ingewikkeld. We're both doing completely different things, but we've decided to capture both into a single company because it saves us a shitload of administrative work, and since we're married anyway, it doesn't really matter. I (could you have expected something else?) will be offering (PHP) development, consultancy and training services, and my wife will be a baby wearing consultant.
posted on July 22, 2010 - 0 comment(s) - tags: php, symfony, ingewikkeld, work, projects, freelance
Recently as several quite known and respected people in the PHP community are looking for new challenges, I've been following their efforts a bit (hard not to, with Twitter these days). One thing has been surprising me all along: Companies still don't get it: They still require developers to be local.
posted on November 10, 2009 - 0 comment(s) - tags: php, telecommuting, work, opinion