Okay, so it's not really a new thing. But I'm starting to put more emphasis on making my little client services business a "real" business. Something about losing client work will motivate you, eh? No worries, all is well, just trying to get ahead of this and use the available time to help some more folks.
I'm building out the marketing site over at https://resonant.dev. Essentially, my pitch is:
Your idea. From zero to launch.
By that, I mean that I'll take clients from zero to off-the-ground ASAP. Of course that's a good thought, but you may ask...
- Isn't that how most folks work? Ideally yes, but hiring a large agency or what-have-you is going to mean lots of overhead and upfront costs to get anything started.
- Yeah, but can you really do it all? Not really. I mean, sure I'm trying to sell myself to you here, but honestly I'm not a master of all trades (just a jack). What I do is apply my research skillz in a way that I can pick the right toolsets and build on prior art where possible to get you from zero to one... million...
Alright, time to get really uncomfortable... I don't usually toot my own horn and all that, but moving ahead in any bit of work requires some of it, I suppose. So here goes...
1. My über-diverse background permalink
Starting with this one because it really does help when getting started. Allow me to explain. New projects inherently need to pull from broad experience to get up and running. At a bare minimum for most software projects, you'll need some considerations spanning frontend, backend, databases, and deployment.
And my background? In terms of tech, I've touched a good bit of what folks would call the "stack":
Degree in electrical engineering
No, I don't think this applies to (most) software projects. But it does mean I spent time learning the lowest of the low-level stuff in school and some early jobs about how computers and systems work.
Worked in Digital Hardware (FPGAs)
FPGAs are a really cool piece of tech that I don't intend to code for much anymore. But the world of digital hardware involves building out the pieces of computer architecture required for computer and electronics systems to operate.
Worked in IoT (Internet of Things)
Working on full stack web applications
The biggest driver for me in work these days is what most would call "full stack" web development. The explosion of tech in this space over the past 5-15 years is really a great playground for someone who likes to learn about new things.
As a software engineer, I've been in "lead" roles for the past 3 years. In that role, I like to do a few things:
- provide technical vision to the team based on the product direction
- mentor and teach younger engineers and help them level up
- spread out beyond the "boundaries" of the team's responsibilities into DevOps, CI/CD, product/marketing, etc.
- contribute to discussions about system architecture from the perspective of someone who's building it
My primary strengths are and . In the case of us-working-together, that means I like to jump in quickly while getting to know what you want to accomplish. Applying those strengths to my daily work looks like my ongoing reading and research into fun and new tech to help move things along as fast as possible (but not faster).
3. My product focus permalink
When it comes to building things, I've always been kind of a self-starter type. By that, I mean that I have always wanted to sit down and piece together a fully-functional system on my own where I can understand what it is and everything it does. That has led me to focus on honing a set of tools from which to build something of real value.
Wanna work together?! permalink
If you have a project or idea you want to get off the ground or even if you want help on an existing project, give me a
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