It’s been a while since I touched this blog. I’ve been busy. In the last four months I helped launch five different large scale projects with Intersect. On top of that, I’ve been working on some open source projects, too (see github).
What I haven’t been doing is blogging and that’s a problem. Looking into my archives, the times when I was blogging the most was when I felt most productive and clear headed. With that said this is going to happen more often.
On to the news: As of the end of this year I will no longer be working full-time with Intersect. The decision has little to do with the company and more to do with my desire to pursue a bunch of different projects and ideas I have brewing. Intersect has been extremely supportive and understanding and I’m really going to miss working with them everyday. They are some of the most talented and creative people I know.
With that said – What’s the plan?
Day to day is up in the air – but here are the things I’ll be focused on in the coming months.
1. Giving back to the community. This is probably the most important for me. I’m working on setting specific goals- but the important part is committing to and creating open source projects. Also writing a lot more here and on mailing lists. I’ve fallen in love with the idea of open-source and github really makes it so easy – it’s hard not to contribute.
2. Partnering with people to facilatate ideas. My dream is to not just work for hire and find client/developer relationsships but find people and ideas that I can help bring to life on the web beyond just building applications. I’ve found that my real skills lie beyond coding and are more in tune with solving challenging problems in creative ways.
To that extent if you are anyone you know is interested in teaming up on an idea or project – feel free to contact me (aaron at this domain). I’ve also put up a portfolio of some of my recent work if you want to see what kind of projects I’ve worked on recently.
3. Learning. Over the past 6 months with the help of Steve Shapero and mrb I’ve been filling in the gaps of knowledge I have in computer science. In a lot of cases, I had learned the concepts in practice but now got the terminology and theory behind them.
Now, I’m diving into new realms, like Cocoa and iPhone development. I’m also making an effort to push my knowledge of Ruby by diving into different frameworks and libraries – merb, sinatra, etc.
Read, write, do.