Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Skills Matter: New Job, New Direction

For those who don't already know (like the hoards that attended RailsConf), I have taken up the position of CTO at a company called Skills Matter.

Skills Matter specialize in training and skills transfer activities around Open Source technologies and this is actually how I got introduced to the Skills Matter crew. Yes, there are up and coming training courses about Groovy and Grails on the horizon.

Beyond that I'm also responsible for our further technical direction and training strategy. In plain english, what this means is that I'll be involved closely with the Open Source community to make training courses around a diverse range of technologies a reality.

In fact if you are a project lead of an Open Source project that you feel would benefit from a training course or are aware of a particular training need around Open source drop me a line.

A further implication of me being an employee of Skills Matter is that they have become an official backer of an Open Source project by allowing me to continue working on Grails when I can. All and all a win win situation!

8 comments:

Jason Rudolph said...

Congratulations, Graeme. Sounds like all-around good news. Best of luck in your new role!

Markus Jais said...

congratulations to your new job.

I also just found that there is an upcoming grails book written by you.
http://www.apress.com/book/bookDisplay.html?bID=10205

looking forward to reading this.

Markus

Solomon said...

This sounds like a great opportunity. Congratulations. Skills Matter seems to get a host of top notch technical folks such as Craig Larman and the Interface21 crew among others

Have you given thought to working with US companies in the same space, such as virtuas and arc-mind, to have a presence in the US?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Graeme.

I daresay I will see you at some point (on the Core Spring course), and we can have a few jars at the pub round the corner.

Cheers
Rick (Interface21)

Jochen "blackdrag" Theodorou said...

hey, congratulations!! You have a job for me there? lol

Graeme Rocher said...

@Solomon
We would be interested in potential patnership oppurtunites as we're building up our courseware catalogue and have many more of our own courses. So something like this may happen, who knows!

@Rick
Thanks Rick! See you at Core Spring :-)

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