Well, here it is – my first blog post.
I’ve just scooted around some of the other Port 80 bloggers so see what they wrote for there first post hopping to find something pithy that would endear me to the blogging community at large and not leave me looking like a complete dufus! Wish me luck!!!
So why do I want to add my $0.02 worth to the miriad blogs already in existance?
A good question, and I’m not sure I know the answer….
I think it started in 2005 when I engaged a business coach to help me get my business into some semblance of order.
Like most programmer types, I had a ton of code and even more ideas, and considered myself to be of average intelligence given that I spent my time in the company of like minded people.
In our first few coaching sessions, Rob would be increasingly amazed at the programs I had written and shelved because I didn’t see them as worthwhile endeavours. Each time I always looked at them and considered them working prototypes that needed some serious polish before they could be released on an unsuspecting public. And so there they stayed…
Since then I still mingle with like minded people and discovering Port 80 and the Australian Web Industry Association has been an absolute blessing. I mean, where else can I hang out with the technorati and geekorati of Perth
Yes, I had missed the community that was the Amiga Developers Association, and now I had found a new home.
And like the Amiga community, the Port 80 community is full of generous people who are all too happy to lend a hand to help solve all and any queries and problems you might have.
And so I guess this is my forum to give something back too.
My personal passions at present are (still) software automation – writing programs to control other programs, and then using this technology in business.
So I’m expecting my posts to be biased towards how businesses can better leverage the present investment in computers and software, and help them achieve better efficiencies within their businesses.
You never know, they may even hire me or my company insilico.