Next Monday I start at Stelligent! I have high hopes for my time with them. They are a consulting firm specializing in optimizing software production. This is of course done with things like automated developer tests and continuous integration. This will expose me to a broader range of demands on CI.
Continuous Integration, my frontier. These are the adventures of the trouble maker Jay Flowers. His mission: To explore strange new projects. To seek out new software and new teams. To boldly take CI where it never has gone before.
I think that working at Stelligent will have a great affect on CI Factory. Not only will the greater breath of experience for me translate into a more robust and polished product: I should have more time for CI Factory, the Stelligites have expressed an interesting in contributing to CI Factory, and I will get to play Johnny Appleseed, infecting more with the CI Factory meme. There are a cupla possibilities that we will explorer too: hosting a publicly visible build server for CI Factory and offering professional CI Factory support for a fee. Would any of you be interested in purchasing support?
I will be attending more conferences, speaking out more often, and writing more articles. I plan to be at ALT.NET, I want to go to CITCON Brussels, I am speaking at OpenForce’07 with Charlie Poole, and will also be speaking at RockNUG Dec 12.
It is really easy to be present in the moment. It just feels right. 🙂