It has been a long time since my last post and have been fairly quiet over the last 4-5 months. 2010 so far has been a year of first and big changes.
Since January I have been working on writing my first book. It has been on my list of things to do ever since I started my career, but never really thought it would happen. So when I was approached to write one on the new Flash iPhone Packager last November I could not pass up the opportunity. It has been a really intense process and has kept me quite busy over the last 3 months. This week I will be finishing up the last few chapter edits, and it should be available sometime in June.
April 1st, 2003 was my first day at Fuel Industries, and 7 years and a week later, yesterday was my last day. The last 7 years has been an amazing journey and have learned and seen so much. Working at Fuel has provided me with so many opportunities that I would not have had working elsewhere. The wide variety of types of projects has exposed me to so many new and different technologies, which has helped me become a better programmer. I was also fortunate enough to travel and see many parts of the world that I would not have seen on my own. The friends that I have made there will last forever, and it was hard to say goodbye to them.
So what’s next? In a couple of weeks I am going to start work at QNX here in Ottawa. QNX is a pretty cool company and you may have seen their QNX car on display at Adobe Max last year. QNX develops an operating system for embedded devices, which has a Flash layer which can be used to create interfaces and applications which run on their OS. I can’t talk about what I will be doing too much yet, but will once I get settled there.
2010 is turning out to be a pretty monumental year, and has been a great way to start a new decade. I am really looking forward to what the rest of the year and decade has in store for me. I’ll be at FiTC for Saturday and Sunday only. So if you ar0und let’s grab a drink.