Flocked Up

This was the highlight of SxSW for me. After this session, I cornered Merlin and chatted for about 5 minutes. I told him that I don’t generally get excited about meeting “famous” people. But that I was very stoked to meet him. There aren’t many people who can make me laugh quite as consistently as Merlin. His tweets are hilarious and frequent.

Hiring Lead Developer

The Blog Studio is adding a Lead Developer to our core team. In the three years or so that we’ve been in business, we’ve worked with a broad range of clients, including Turner Broadcasting, Fox News, Unicef, and 100s more all over the world. In addition to our client work, we’re about to launch a fully funded network of socially driven content sites, designed to compete with the very best on the web.

In order to help us grow, we’re looking to add a full-time lead developer to our core team. This person will work with the project manager and myself on project planning, strategic direction, and implementation.

Our ideal candidate is a master of PHP, with mad skillz in javascript, xhtml and css. Ideally you have experience with CodeIgnitor or other PHP frameworks. We do a lot of work with Expression Engine and WordPress, so experience with those content management systems is a big plus. You should also have some degree of experience setting up and configuring Linux servers.

Although we’re located in Toronto, we’re not super picky about your location. We’d prefer to meet in the same location a couple of times a week, but are willing to be flexible for the right candidate.

On the money front, we offer a competitive salary, extended health if you’re Canadian, and shares in our new media wing.

If you’re interested in this position, please watch the short video above for further details. Resumes can be submitted to jobs@theblogstudio.com

Brains are weird

I am psyched beyond reasonable measure to be heading to SxSW. Last year, I’m fairly certain I vowed I was done, that I was not going back. I came home seriously sick and disillusioned. And yet here I am, just a single turn around the sun, barely able to concentrate on my work. Being human sure is interesting.