Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Time for Change

I have had the pleasure of working with a number of great people over the 8 years I've been involved with OFBiz. For the last 2.5 years I've been a part of a great and growing company, Hotwax Media, and it has been amazing to see the number of people involved with Apache OFBiz increase as well as the work done over the years (including excellent custom work and a large number of contributions back to the open source project).

Much of the world seems to be changing right now and more changes are coming as people adjust their priorities and move on to new opportunities. For me personally the time has certainly come to make some changes. I'm cutting back on both expenses and investments, and getting back to what I know best and enjoy doing most: independent consulting.

On Saturday June 6th I resigned from Hotwax Media, leaving behind a great group of people and even some cash on the table, and moving toward the many and growing opportunities for doing other OFBiz-related work. Apache OFBiz is a great solution in an economic environment (similar to the one it started in) where organizations are moving back to core values and focusing on accomplishing their core objectives. In some cases that means doing more with less, and in nearly all cases it means doing more of what distinguishes the organization, and doing that requires more control over the business and the software that helps automate and manage it.

While it's been great working with the people at Hotwax and with many clients through the company, I miss working more with others in the community and seeing more of what other service providers and end-users are doing. I'm truly looking forward to doing work similar to what I did a few years ago and working with a larger group of individuals and organizations.

Along with this I'm also looking forward to putting more time and effort into new objectives for Apache OFBiz, including adding collaboration on requirements and designs to the existing highly successful collaboration on implementation, and along with that creating some applications meant to be used out-of-the-box by specific types of organizations or individual end-users.

If you think I might be able to help you with something you have going, please look at my web site at http://www.dejc.com/ for contact information and more details on the types of services I am offering.

1 comment:

Yoav said...

Congratulations on your move ;) Enjoy the extra time...