Alister on a Water taxi, Rotterdam, 2013
Alister on a Water taxi, Rotterdam, 2013

Hi, I’m Alister Bulman. I live in West London and I’m looking for my next challenge – likely a contract (or something more long-term) in central London, or even better, working remotely, developing mostly around Symfony 4+ based sites and tools. If you are looking for an senior PHP developer – let me know.

As for mid-March, I’m kinda hunkering down to avoid Corvid-19, like so many others. On the bright side – I’m well used and able to work remotely, so I’m currently interviewing for a new role, by Zoom, Google-Hangouts and phone.

I love to use my extensive knowledge of the tools and techniques to help lead the way of major technical architecture decisions and the development of interesting projects. Large-scale systems with millions of hits per day are a particular favourite, but I’m equally happy with smaller but equally powerful systems and applications that can make a difference.

In the meantime, I’m:

  • Writing tools to help people do things better and faster
  • Releasing & contributing to opensource code that helps produce some great results for others
  • Learning all the time – how to write better software, and to get it out where people can use it. For me, the saddest thing is code that isn’t being used to help people, and companies to achieve a positive end – for themselves, their companies, and enthusiastic customers who all gain from the results.

If my activities change, I’ll update this page. Last update was on October 6th, 2019.

CREDIT: I stole the idea for this page from Derek Sivers.
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