Yeah, right. I haven’t written a post since a long time… but, wait, there’s a good reason.
In fact, I’ve quit my PhD to start my company (it’s called FuzzyFrequency) and our first project is SpreadBand. SpreadBand is an online booking tool for independent musicians. I was kind of fed up with the french research system and, more personally, with me spending my days coding something alone and with no faith in it. So… maybe that was the moment to start blending my two passions : computer sciences and music. SpreadBand was born :-)
In this platform, we’ve put all our philosophy (openness of information, reuse and contribution to free software as much as possible, social impact, …) , a lot of our knowledge (software design, scaling issues, collective intelligence, …) and most of our energy (we don’t want no investors while we don’t have a lot of money, we want to keep our independence, …). So, in fact, that’s a big adventure since a few months. And it’s just *great* !
SpreadBand has been released since a few days as alpha software. It’s clearly still a big WIP but as we want to be Agile as much as possible, we wanted to give it very early to our volunteer testers. And it’s a success until now ! Oh. I’m writing this post right now in english while SpreadBand hasn’t been translated yet in English. It will come of course. Feel free to send us an e-mail if you like the idea of this project and want it sooner in english.
See you !