For the past few months I have been working for Enthought and helping out with a new upcoming product. Since that is about to transition to a more long term employment opportunity for me I figured it would be a good idea to let the wxPython community know about it, and also to let you know about some aspects of the job that some may find a little surprising, before you hear about it as rumors or gossip.
We'll miss you Neil. Breathe free. Fly high.
Watch as the Phoenix spreads her wings over Python 3:
My current long-term consulting project will be coming to an end soon, so I am currently looking for some short-term paying projects to fill in while I'm looking for my next long-term gig. Anything ranging from a few days to several weeks worth of work would be fine. So if you would like some help with your wx-related projects, would like to have specific bugs fixed or new features added to wxWidgets or wxPython, or would like to sponsor some of my work on Phoenix, then please send me an email and we can discuss the details.
Of course if you have or know of a long-term position available that would fit my skill set then please let me know about that as well.
Several months ago Microsoft had an ad campaign where they would have an average Joe or Jane talk about some cool wizbang feature of Windows 7 and how it was all their idea. It was one of Microsoft's better ad campaigns, and was actually understandable by the average person without requiring the viewer to know industry inside jokes, or to understand Jerry Seinfeld, to be able to "get" the gist of the commercial. It also employed some cute gimmicks, such as when the person was remembering back to how they thought up the wonderful new idea the directors used a different actor who was younger, thinner, cuter, handsomer, and had way better hair than the real person.
Do you know where your towel is?
While browsing around on the Packt Publishing web site after looking at the page for Cody's book I saw that there are currently a couple promotional deals that may interest some of you. There is the Python Month deal that will give you 20% off any Python book they publish, or 30% off of any Python eBook. The other deal is that you can currently get any 5 eBooks from Packt for \$40.