Wednesday, February 18, 2009

First Edmonton Web Design/Developer Meet-up

Just got back from an excellent meet-up, I must say. A diverse group of designers and developers with equally diverse skill-sets and disciplines. Definitely makes me want to get re-involved in the industry. Now, If I can just find out how to get a new 3G iPhone cheap...

Monday, February 16, 2009

Tech-resumé and Portfolio update

So, I have just completed a first-draft of my resumé in this new tech-resumé style. It looks great, a solid approach to highlighting your skill-set and past work experience as it relates to the field or career you are pursuing. I just need to flesh out the highlights of what I accomplished at Dell and I'll be happy with it.

Also, I finally got around to capturing .jpeg images of the majority of design work I have done in the past 10 years. Surprisingly less than I remember. It seems I have lost some work in the various moves and company shuffles I have been through. All in all, I have a solid foundation of work to add to, so it's not all bad.

Looking forward to attending my first Web Designer and Developer Meet-up on Wednesday. Hopefully the talks will motivate me to re-ignite my original career choice.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Resumés for the Tech-savvy

Wow, hard to believe it's been an entire month since I last blogged. Lazy or what!

I just recently discovered an article discussing the benefits of using a certain style for your resumé to target the tech-world. After reading the article and looking over several examples, I must say, there is definite potential in the format. Putting my own twist on things before heading out around E-town to test the waters with it.

Had an idea last night regarding the e-Sports world and professional gamers. I am going to look into writing a basic business proposal about organized tournament play centered around Starcraft 2. I have extensive knowledge of how the leagues and sponsored tournaments work in South Korea (the Starcraft capital of the gaming world) and want to explore the possibilities of taking that knowledge and creating smart, focused and organized tournament/league play in Canada; starting with-in Edmonton of course.

problem is finding folks who understand business plans and start-up knowledge to help focus and guide me in my endeavour.