A new job for the new year and speaking at SRC 2011

The coming year has me filled with excitement and a little trepidation. For one thing, I’m leaving the wonderful PCCL, where I have been privileged to work since January 2007 to join the team at FreeAgent Central.

This is a big change for me and it seems fitting that I’ll be starting the New Year in a shiny new job. I’ll deeply miss my friends and colleagues from PCCL and am grateful for nearly 4 great years of fun challenges, interesting work and a great working environment.

I’m going to be speaking at the 2011 Scottish Ruby Conference on the subject of the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS); a subject which has been a very intimate part of the last year of my professional life. If you’re coming along, come see me speak and I’ll talk about how you can use Free and Open Source Software to help reduce the cost of compliance.

I start at FreeAgent on the 3rd of January and will be working with a tight and deeply talented team. I can hardly wait to get stuck in to what I’m sure will be a challenging and rewarding new career.

I’m also working on a new product, which I’ll probably be launching sometime in Q1 of 2011 for all those who need a decent way to manage absence, vacation, public holidays and sick-leave within their organisation. There will be more details coming up on that soon.