A new beginning – Part 2: Leaving Dennis Interactive

For the last two years I’ve been working with some awesome people at Dennis Interactive, the digital division of Dennis Publishing. We joined them when The First Post was bought by Dennis back in December 2007 and moved into their head office in Cleveland Street near Tottenham Court Road.

Sadly, as a result of the prevailing economic climate, the downward spiral of advertising revenues and a restructuring of the developer team there, I will be leaving Dennis at the end of this month.

It’s by no means the end of the world, though I will miss my colleagues and the lovely people at Dennis. For a long time now I’ve chafed at being occupied making money for someone else, even as I revelled in the wonderful novelty of paid holiday time and sick leave. It’s time to get back to doing what I do best, which is being self-employed and  making great web applications for people. There are a big plans in the pipeline so watch out!

In the meantime, I want to apply some of the fantastic experience I gained while leading the infrastructure work at Dennis; I’ll be available for good projects from January 2010 onwards and I’m looking forward to the future.

In future posts here I want to try to share some of the new knowledge I gained, partly to give something back to the PHP and web development community, and partly so I don’t forget it.

So we’ll be talking about professional JavaScript, how to use it to create great UI for people, profiling PHP web apps, load testing, and a whole host of other things.

For now, toodle pip – I’ve got a business to set up

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