Archive for the ‘freelance’ Tag

Excellent Article by Jesse Warden

I just read an awesome blog post by prominent interactive developer Jesse Warden. It covers an awful lot of interesting subject matter and busts some myths that are often heralded as truths within our industry. It’s a refreshing read that offers some clarity and insight into the world of interactive software development and it’s inherent career progression possibilities. I find myself and many other developer friends discussing these subjects at length, particularly in light of the splintering platforms of the current digital landscape, and I really enjoyed Jesse’s intelligent take on them all. Thank you Mr. Warden 🙂 Here it is:-

http://jessewarden.com/2011/10/five-lies-they-tell-you-in-software.html

Innovative e-Learning Solutions with Motorola Garner Interactive Multimedia Awards

The Motorola CLIQ SmartphoneOne of the e-learning projects I was involved with last year picked up an award. The Motorola CLIQ course won a Silver International 2010 Creative Summit Award. Congratulations to the rest of the team at Allen Interactions on this excellent achievement. Follow the link below to find out more:-

http://www.alleninteractions.com/content/innovative-e-learning-solutions-motorola-garner-interactive-multimedia-awards

#Jelly Coworking in Bristol

I spent yesterday at a Jelly Coworking event in Bristol at The Office Bristol. What is Jelly you may ask? (from their website):-

Jelly is a casual working event. It’s taken place in over a hundred cities where people have come together (in a person’s home, a coffee shop, or an office) to work for the day. We provide chairs and sofas, wireless internet, and interesting people to talk to, collaborate with, and bounce ideas off of.

You bring a laptop (or whatever you need to get your work done) and a friendly disposition.

The Bristol Events are organised by local Freelance Learning and Development Professional Lee Cottier and you can follow his Jelly tweets on @CoWorkingWest. It was my second Jelly event and I have really enjoyed both of them. As well as sitting there productively getting on with my own work, I have met numerous contacts, helped out and been helped by other local freelancers and homeworkers, and, made it into town for a refreshing change of scene from the usual work routine. There is coffee, tea and biscuits provided for a pound and I would thoroughly recommend the event to anyone who works from home or freelances – many thanks to Lee! And Lee, if you are reading this I forgot to give you a quid – oops, sorry – I’ll give you two next time 🙂

Very useful blog about freelance blogs

Steve Webster aka @dcypher_ just tweeted a really useful and interesting link to 15 blogs every freelancer should read.

http://www.noupe.com/tools/15-helpful-blogs-no-freelancer-should-forget.html