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Ben Evans
Works at Hitworks
Lives in Queensland, 4215, Australia
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Don't worry about finishing, focus on starting.
Big projects are so hard to finish. Thats why I never try to finish them, I focus on starting them, and if I stop I focus on starting again. The truth is that you'll never be able to work on something and guarantee that you wont be stopped or interrupted by...
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Don't grind down, build up...
I have a friend... (hard to believe I know but some people have low standards and don't find me too irritating...) This friend is facing a 5 week development "death march" working nights and week ends to reach a very difficult deadline. I sympathise I reall...
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Pain is the mother of invention...
The last few weeks have been "interesting" for me. I have some problems with my right shoulder causing me a great deal of pain and immobility. But nothing comes from nothing, and not being able to use my right hand for much led me to write a typing trainer ...
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Back in the saddle...
After what seems like ages I finally have the time to sit down and blog again without running out of time or covering topics that are sensitive to my clients... Lets hope I get a solid run before circumstances change again :)
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Nitrous.IO is FINALLY in public beta! An awesome new hosting platform (base account is free) with a great WebIDE built in.
Nitrous.IO is a cloud-based development environment platform with a web-based IDE and cloud VMs, and supports Ruby, Python, Node.js and more.
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I love living in the future!
Those who know me also know that one of my favourite gadgets is my 3d printer. It's old now and not up to the standards of todays models, but I still love and use it to build, invent, and fix things around the house. When I g...
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Client-Side Includes without JQuery
So the other day I was working on a flat web project, no server side functionality and no option to publish/compile, but I really wanted to use includes to help manage my code and allow me edit common code in a single location instead of almost twenty. What...
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Life beyond JQuery...
I knocked up a little project the other day ( here ) and threw it up onto GitHub but the first response I got from anyone was "Why didn't you do it in JQuery?" To keep the size down In the best of all possible worlds you can get JQuery down to 28k, the simp...
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Big Data is not just about size...
The term "Big Data" gets used a lot these days, and some people think you only have Big Data problems if you have billions of records and petabytes or even zettabytes of information in your system. In fact most articles I've seen start off by saying how muc...
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Todays dose of crazy
I get tired, I really do, of people of faith repeatedly saying that there has been no solid debate to resolve the battle between creationism and evolution. Yes, yes there has. In fact the debates raged for decades, but most i...
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At least one of my subscription providers know when to own up to a mistake!
One of my regular subscription emails turned up today open with the words: Dear {FIRST_NAME|Colleagues and Friends}, Like most people, I've seen this happen more times than I can count (and yes I've even caused it once or tw...
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Jackie Laycock's profile photo
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Miranda Simmiss's profile photo
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Amelia Axford's profile photo
Joe Laycock's profile photo
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IT Consultant
Skills
Start ups, web technologies, software architecture, business analysis, team management, product design and management, content management, content licensing and distribution, streaming media, social media, digital strategy, SEO, online advertising, online tracking, mobile technology, platform development.
Employment
  • Hitworks
    Consultant, 2013 - present
    Architecture, eCommerce Platform Selection, platform implementation, customisation, and integration, ERP, PIM, tracking, middleware and promotional integration, development management, off shore team management.
  • Alltama
    Founder, present
    Software services, development, web and mobile solutions, professional and social networking tools, viral marketing implementations, media/content management services, and incubating startups.
  • MUZEIT
    CTO, 2012 - 2013
    Social networking and streaming media solutions for mobile providers, mobile development, multi-platform/multi-device javascript development.
  • Guvera
    CTO, 2009 - 2012
    System architecture and development, software development life-cycle, R&D, media management practices, project management, team management, business analysis. Bespoke software solution to large scale new-to-market media service mobile and desktop targets.
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Ben Evans is an IT consultant currently living in Oz
Introduction
I'm a consultant, business analyst, developer, IT pro, occasional CTO, ronin, javascript jedi, node warrior, and sometime blogger. I like tech but I love solving problems. I'm ex-Microsoft, but I'll use any OS put in front of me, I worked 8 years in London discovering how much I missed the Australian sun and people :).
Bragging rights
Built my own 3d printer before they were cool. Created my own language for massive static site generation. Created a bespoke javascript framework from scratch.
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Queensland, 4215, Australia
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