The open source movement is quite something – people spending their own precious spare time to make the world a better place. Software that is everywhere and quite literally runs the web has it’s source code freely available to be examined, modified and learned from (even duplicated or repackaged!). In an environment where it’s people’s spare time alone, building a team to cover usability, design and … Continue reading Can you crowd fund open source software?
Last week I wanted to create an exciting new website. The designers I work with were all busy and, as an engineer at heart, I don’t have much of a design following in my network. So based on recommendations I went to 99designs. I set up the contest with what details I had and was delighted at the mock ups that were sent in. Those … Continue reading Shouldn’t contractors have to take risks?
Fantastic news – I’ve been voted onto the board of ScotlandIS! I’m very excited about being involved in shaping the future of Scotland’s technology scene but I’m also honoured that such a group is interested in what I have to say or contribute 🙂 Hopefully over the next few years we can promote software and technology not only as a great career choice but also … Continue reading Voted onto a board!