It’s been so long since I posted anything on this blog, I thought it was about time for an update.
First off, I’ve moved to London. Jason and I decided on a whim to come over and see if we could find work – which, as it turns out, wasn’t all that hard. Can’t believe we’ve been here for almost 5 months already (wow, time really does fly by when you’re having fun!!).
Even though the economy was going down the drain and everyone was stressing about the lack of work, Jason and I managed to find work within only 2 weeks of starting to look. Jason scored himself a job at Virgin Games as a Senior .NET Software Engineer and I landed a contract also as a Senior .NET Software Engineer at a small start-up called mFlow. mFlow is actually a desktop application that mixes the music side of iTunes with social networking. The social networking side of it is quite simple really – as a member, you can follow other members and see which tracks and albums they’re buying, as well as which tracks and albums they’re recommending. And the best bit? If someone who is following you buys a song that you recommended, you get paid for it! Great huh? ;)
The atmosphere at mFlow is really cool – we work in an industrial loft style office where everyone sits together. That means everyone interacts with everyone and nobody feels excluded. They’re super well equipped in terms of technology – lots of really grunty servers and well spec’ed dev machines. I personally love my twin 27” monitor set-up drooooool :D.
All the developers at mFlow are incredibly smart and there has been a heap of stuff for me to learn. I work with a couple of other guys on the back-end services whilst a team of other developers work on the front-end. Overall it’s a really cool place to work and it was awesome to be at mFlow when they first launched the application. It’s currently in beta invite-only mode but I hear the ‘real’ launch will be soon. It’s all very exciting because it’s a really neat idea, it’s been well designed and looks reeeeally sexy, and it has the potential to be really big. Fingers crossed eh? :)