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Stuff to do this year

I hope that the first week of 2007 has been fruitful – unfortunately I got hit with a stomach bug late in the week which put the brakes on to my running leap into the year. Oh well, there is always next week :)

I thought I might list some of the things I’m going to do this year – I refuse to call them resolutions, but I guess that is what they are. 2006 was a busy year with me leaving freelancing and starting work at Bam, starting work on 88 Miles and becoming chairperson of the WA Web Awards, but I can feel an even busier year coming up.

First on the list is getting a production version of my new project out. I used the time off over Christmas to build the footings for it so now I’m committed to getting something out. I’m hoping to make an announcement about what it is, what it does and how it does it sometime towards the end of the month. I can tell you that is is built on Rails (naturally) and it targeted at web designers and developers, and will be something they will on sell to their clients.

I also want to continue work on 88 Miles. The number of sign-ups have really ramped up in the last couple of months of so, and I’ve been getting really good feedback. I’ve also managed to find a way to integrate with the time tracking system at work, so I’m back to using it constantly which puts me back in the drivers seat.

The WA Web Awards are back again this year, after a really successful event last year, the committee had a big job ahead of them again this year. I plan to use last years experience to really refine the process – having volunteers means time is valuable and wasting it can’t be an option.

I’m the Events officer for AWIA (Formerly Port 80) this year, and I’ve got big plans. I want to instigate quarterly local speaking events where local talent gets a change to talk about what they are doing in a similar vein to Sydney’s webjam. This would be on top of the traditional Port80 speaking events: Ideas4 and Ideas5. If you are from Perth, passionate about what you do and want to tell the world (or at least a group of people in a pub) about it, please drop me a line.

I’m going to find time to go out and see my friends again – I’ve been particularly piss-poor in this area in ’06 – sorry guys.

And lastly, spend as much time as possible with my girlfriend, Giovanna – even though we live together, it is harder to find us time than you think ;)

Phew! That’s a lot of stuff. I need a nanna nap just reading it.


  1. Sounds like you're gonna be even busier this year! Good luck with that :P
  2. Myles, I guess you don't need to sleep :) You are going to be busy if you get all that done.

    Also I would considering prompting some events for the Other AWIA states states too. Don't make it too Perth focused. You know why.
  3. I'd love to get some stuff done over east, but lets kick Perth in the guts first.
  4. Great idea to stir up some community involvement, webjam-style, Myles!

    I don't even want to pretend that we're pros at this, but if you want to save yourself some thinking and learn from our mistakes, I'd be more than happy to have a chat to you about what we've learned so far

    Drop me a line if you're interested!
  5. I was very much planning on chatting with you Lachie, don't you worry about that :)

    Webjam was definitely a big inspiration to what we want to do, so expect an email really soon.
  6. No worries, mate. Drop me a line anytime

    I'm not so sure about inspiring anyone, but we're looking to improve the next one however we can !

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