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Becoming a Freelance Programmer (Part 2)

Turning yourself into a freelancer is easy – you probably want a Ltd. company (see Part 1) and you need to know what you are offering, where you are offering it (probably local places that you can travel to) and who you are offering it to. Articles: Introduction, Successful Freelancing, Talking to People, Making a […]

Becoming a Freelance Programmer (Part 1)

Three years ago I dropped out of being a paid-employee and switched to being a consultant. I’ve had a number of people ask about my experiences as they’re interested in following a similar route. I’m going to write a short set of posts on the subject and I welcome questions. Articles: Introduction, Successful Freelancing, Talking […]

ShardCore exhibiting @ Tin Drum (Kemptown)

Those of your who attend our Five Pound App event will have seen some of ShardCore’s intriguing artwork – most recently he spoke about Tycho Brahe (the man with the missing nose, a dwarf and the moose). Picture from the event here. He’s just begun his first public exhibition at Kemptown’s Tin Drum and I […]

BarCamp Brighton

Last weekend we held our first BarCamp (blog) here in Brighton. 80 or so geeks attended both days, many were here anyway because of Friday’s excellent dConstruct. Jane took excellent pictures and many of the talks are listed in the schedule on the BackNetwork which Madgex kindly provided. My talk isn’t listed (duh, bad me) […]

BrightonDigital mail list keeps growing

Two months back Ivan and I started the Brighton Digital mail list for tech companies here in Brighton. We wanted to build a list which local companies can use to discuss their services and talk more openly about business. To join – email ‘‘ and you can find the archives here. Anyone in a small/mid-sized […]

Jeremy Keith talks for £5 App on October 9th

Jeremy Keith will talk on building a social community around Irish Folk Music at our 7th Five Pound App meet. Please sign-up on Upcoming so I know how much beer to buy. Simon Willison blogged about our 6th event and I wrote a short history. For those new to the idea – we took inspiration […]

‘$30 apps – living the life of a mac indie’ (6th £5 App)

Martin did a great talk last night on his Mac shareware.  He developed a sync program (MySync) which was acquired by a reseller and now he is working on a multi-function iSight utility.  Martin suggested that this route is just as lucrative for him as being in a bank-consultancy role in London. After Martin finished […]

6th £5 App – Mac Shareware

Mine and John’s 6th Five Pound App Meet (feed for new events) event is coming up on Tues 11th September, Martin Reddington is speaking on his Mac shareware company: Martin Redington, of MildMannered Industries, talks about life as a small independent software vendor, writing mac software for the consumer market. This event is being sponsored […]

5 Pound App Write-up, Tom Hume’s Future Platforms

[Edit – Jane has posted pictures – thank you!] We had our 5th Five Pound App meeting last night and Tom Hume spoke about the formation and growth of Future Platforms over the last 7 years. Tom is a great speaker and he gave a nice and light-hearted look at some of their past apps […]