Some of you may have already heard that last Friday was my last day at Human Made.
I guess the first question those who don’t know and are reading this is Why?
The short answer is I’m taking some time off to recover from a very fast-paced 8 years in the WordPress commercial / enterprise space to focus on what’s now most important to me and that’s my new family.
I wasn’t going to make a post about this but felt I needed to mention something. I especially want to thank Tom, Joe and Noel for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something so special over these past two years and to my former colleagues who mean so much to me. You guys are simply amazing and I look forward to see what’s next for HM and the WordPress space that they continue to have such a huge impact on.
In terms of actual work I’ve got some interesting things happening locally here in Norway that I’d like to invest some time on.
Coverks is a co-working space I’m starting together with some people in the local community here in southern Norway. I can’t wait to see what happens from this environment and once we’re up and running I’d love for you all to come visit.
The Look and Feel
A year ago my good friend and local to Kvinesdal Frode Skaren aka. Uglylogo started a small office together we call “The Look and Feel”.
We’ve yet to actually work on any projects together but with the recent news of me leaving Human Made and both a desire to focus on the local community here in Norway we’ve decided to partner up under this name. For now most of our work will be separate, as a web developer and illustrator don’t have much in common, but I’m confident we’ll line up some fun projects like we did with Heisholt Inc.
Note: Frode is a co-founder of Coverks
WordPress in Norway
I’m still going to continue to push WordPress in Norway. It’s been a goal of mine every since I moved here, organized the first Meetup and WordCamp in Norway, and want to continue to be a part of what’s happening here. This February will be our fifth WordCamp Norway and most definitely will be our best yet. I would love to see you guys there and can promise a good time 🙂
Note: It’s been amazing to see my friends over at Dekode have such a huge impact for WordPress in Norway and they are doing amazing work.
I haven’t forgotten about you 😉
It’s been 5 years since I’ve moved to Norway and I’ve yet to learn spoken Norwegian. Mostly because I’ve done international work and my wife, Renate, speaks fluent English. While I get by every day speaking English, this is something I really want to accomplish and I think a focus on local will really help me.
I’ve recently been contacted about teaching the local school (middle – high school age kids) an intro to web development class. This is still pretty early on but something that’s really interesting to me as I love to help people and teaching is something I’ve always wanted to explore. Thinking this could also help with my Norwegian 🙂
This definitely isn’t goodbye but it is a huge change for me and most importantly something I’m really happy about.
Hope to see you soon!