I'm currently focusing on these things in my life:
- Being a dad and husband.
- Writing Keep Your Rails App Healthy.
- Continuing to move Plymouth Software away from a generalist to a positioned and focussed software consultancy, and …
- … transforming my business into a 100% value pricing organisation, whilst documenting the journey.
- Attending (and speaking at) Agile South West Meetups, and improving my attendance at similar meets.
- Swimming (almost) every weekday.
- Removing sugar (primarily fructose), meat and dairy from my diet, and avoiding processed food.
I'm currently learning:
- To build and launch products (starting here and here).
- Docker, with the goal of moving all my own - and some of my customers - applications onto containerised services.
- Kotlin, using it to build Android apps for both myself and my customers.
- The art of building business.
These are my priorities. Other than the exceptions below, I say no to everything else: recruitment/employment offers, business partnerships, equity/profit–share deals, marketing services, outsourcing my development needs, stuff being sold over the phone, and so on.
Please visit plymouthsoftware.com for details of my professional services.
I schedule free 15-minute phone/video consultations to have a chat about a new business enquiries.
I don't schedule new business meetings without first having this call and establishing that I can provide value to you and your organisation.
Help with your code
I genuinely enjoy helping and teaching other developers, and regularly receive questions for help on Android and Rails development.
However, I need to manage these as they increase in volume.
In this way, the whole community can benefit from - and contribute to - our learning. I usually set aside time each Friday to take a look at these.
For direct, one-on-one support for your code, or to discuss a larger development project, I offer software strategy consulting sessions through Plymouth Software, which can be booked and paid for online.
Please visit plymouthsoftware.com for more information.
Saying no to people does not come naturally to me. For years, though, I have spent most of my time saying yes to people’s requests, but got nothing done myself.
People often ask me to do other things. I sincerely wish them the best, and that I could help more, but I must say no, because I need to focus on these things in my life.
Last updated : March 2017.