Back to the client services game

Friday, work published the post announcing I’ve joined Human Made.

In a relatively short time at the new gig, I’ve started feeling quite at home, in no small part helped by the fact I already knew the Australian humans from within the Australian WordPress community. A lot of the Human Made staff globally contribute back to the WordPress, many of them I had met through Slack channels, at WordCamps or otherwise.

Two years ago I wrote about moving from client services into product development at Exari. I’m incredibly proud of the work I did at Exari, working with the team there helped produce some of the best code I’ve written over the course of my career. At the time, it was time to try my hand at the product game. Hearing of developers making the move from client services to product development and loving it is a common story.

It turns out I’m the uncommon story, I prefer client services over product development. Like all areas it has its frustrations, but it also has a higher degree of variety. I’ve worked on eight or ten completely different projects in the last few weeks. Products have different sub-products to work on, but there’s something refreshing about opening a new repo with a new look a few times a week.

Human Made are WordPress specialists. That’s played no small part in my interest in working there. I help run meetups, I contribute to plugins and WordPress core regularly because I like working within the framework. I know WordPress well, it helps me do good work quickly.

Working for a remote working company will present some new challenges. I like the routine of going to the office so I’ve been doing that each day and working at a local library. I’m talking to people about renting a coworking space or a desk somewhere so soon I will have a desk I can call mine.

It’s good to be back in the client services fray.

By Peter Wilson

Peter has worked on the web for twenty years on everything from table based layouts in the 90s to enterprise grade CMS development. Peter’s a big fan of musical theatre and often encourages his industry colleagues to join him for a show or two in New York or in the West End.

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