This news probably isn’t new for all of you since I already announced it on twitter and facebook earlier. However, in case you missed it I decided just to write a small blog to let you know that I’ve decided to move on and leave Ibuildings. I’ve always really enjoyed my time there; the talented people, high profile projects and great atmosphere makes it into one of the best employers a developer could ever wish for. However, I’ve been working there for almost eight years now, and I felt more and more like time had come for something completely new. There’s so much more of the world to see!
So as per 1st August I’ve started at bax-shop.nl as a senior PHP developer. Bax-shop.nl is the largest webshop in the Benelux for sound, stage and studio equipment and is expanding like crazy. My first assignment will be to help the rest of the team to build the new Magento-based website that should soon replace the existing one. After that there’s still a lot of other work to be done, and I hope that with everything I’ve learned during the last decade I can really make a difference.
So exciting times! I’m really looking forward to get going. And don’t worry, I’ll still be speaking at conferences and user group meetings liked I used to do. For example: in September I will do a talk on Varnish at PF Congres in Utrecht, and in October I will do my new and improved “Recognizing smelly code”-talk at PHPNW in Manchester.
Oh, and yes I am aware that I should blog more often. I was actually holding back blog ideas because I wanted to wait for my new website to be finished – but it’s at the legendary “80% done” status for almost a year now, so maybe I should just continue using this one for now