I’m very proud to say that I’ve formally joined the EllisLab development team as a Technology Architect. In the near term future, I’m focusing on code changes to ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter in our goal to get EE 2 out the door (its a major task). I’m looking forward to sinking a bit more time into the codebase, which I really haven’t had the opportunity to do.
Not many people realized it, but I was only onboard with EllisLab part time. I’d spend a few hours each day working there, mostly in the support forums, where I acted as Senior Technical Support Specialist. The rest of my day was spent running my business, which I’m fortunate was pretty busy. So yeah, I was the classic “freelancer” - keeping busy with client projects and programming. Freelancing was very good to me, but it’s a bit “unrewarding” (is that a word) to pour yourself into a project, and then have it end. What I really wanted professionally, was to be part of something “bigger then I am”.
Now EE 2 development is underway, and EllisLab needs a few more hands on deck. If ever there was something worth joining, if ever there was something that I want to have a legacy in… its ExpressionEngine and CodeIgniter. So I did something that scares the hell out of me - I put my business (which I’ve proud to say I’ve built up into a nice little organization since 1999) on hold, and accepted a senior role at EllisLab.
Time to start building up a new legacy.