Wanderer

Moving On

It was after much deliberation that I came to the following decision last night. I will be leaving the powerhouse that is Fuzzy Orange to head to pastures new and to experience alternative development roles and technologies.

I have accepted a really exciting position working with the BBC involving mobile development and device management for existing sites and portals. I’m really excited by the opportunities and experiences that lie ahead of me and I’m really looking forward to the new challenges that will surely pass my way.

I want to thank Andy Allan (@fymd) and Fuzzy Orange wholeheartedly for being a great company to work for and for the various projects and experiences over the last few years. I consider Andy a great friend, and working with him has been immense fun.

Sadly this also means that last year’s Scotch on the Rocks conference was my last one as organiser and being involved in an official capacity. However, this means that for future conferences I have less running around to do and more time to focus on the sessions.

Again, a massive thank you to Andy and FO for a great few years. I will miss working for them but I’m sure our paths will undoubtedly cross in various bars and drinking establishments, conferences and work circles for years to come.

Let’s see what 2012 has to offer.

  • http://rogerthegeek.wordpress.com/ RogerTheGeek

    Good luck on your new gig. I hope it turns out to be a good move for you and you have some great experiences at your new job. Life moves very fast so enjoy it.

  • Steve W

    Congratulations and best wishes.

  • The Wife

    You’re Aunty Beeb’s bitch now sunshine.

  • Lee

    Good luck with the new gig – you’ll be a tremendous asset to the Beeb (as much as I hate them!).

    Out of curiosity, does the new gig involve Coldfusion? Would be great to see it being used at a powerhouse like the Beeb.

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      Hi Lee

      No, the new role doesn’t involve any CF unfortunately. I’ll make it my mission to try to get them running CFML somewhere :)

  • http://fusiongrokker.com Adam Tuttle

    Congrats on the new gig, I hope you enjoy it!

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/denardspringleiv Denard Springle

    Congrats Matt! Best of luck in the new gig.

  • http://www.boyzoid.com Scott Stroz

    Congrats, and best of luck to you.

  • http://www.getrailo.com Mark Drew

    DAMN! the BBC got there first! DAMN YOU BBC! DAMN YOUUUUUU!

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      Sarcasm, Mr Drew? :)

      • http://www.getrailo.com Mark Drew

        Not at all, I had you on my little list… but if you are going for the Beeb… what chance do we little one’s have?

        • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

          Umm.. a Ford Focus and tips on how to grow a tasche like yours and I’m there!

  • http://www.cfhour.com Dave Ferguson

    Congrats and best of luck on your new endeavor.

  • http://stephenwithgton.com Steve Withington

    Congrats…looking forward to hearing about your new experiences! Cheers!

  • Matt Fielding

    Congratulations on the new role. It sounds pretty exciting. I’ve met plenty of BBC devs and they all love working there

  • http://www.dexterousdiva.co.uk Dexterous Diva

    Yay! Massive congrats dude!! So exciting! IN THE ACTUAL BBC!!! In LDN or Manc? Will you see Mr Tumble? xxxx

  • http://HoneyHouseDesigns.com Tami Burke

    Congrats Matt — you’ll always be the Monkeh :)

    • http://www.mattgifford.co.uk/ Matt

      Thanks Tami. The monkeh isn’t going anywhere. I’m here to stay!! :)

  • http://www.perdiemconsulting.com Rob Newhart

    Matt, the BBC will quickly know how lucky they are to have found a dev of your quality. I know I did. And here in the States, there is plenty of dev work that I will make sure you are included on. Only the best for you in 2012.

  • Pradeep

    Congrats, all the best :)

  • http://www.bennadel.com Ben Nadel

    Good luck Matt! I’m sure you can take the man out of Fuzzy…. but you can never take the Fuzzy out of the man :)