I’m Adrian Toman.
I’m an Australian Software Developer. Previous I have tried working as a full-time computer programmer doing internal software for ten years. I have co-founded a start-up that failed: Titan Transactions / Fast Bites. I have also tried running my own one-person software company, without any financial success.
When I quit my full-time salaried job back in 2011, I had no idea that I would grow so much as a person. I am comfortable about my failures. Didn’t leave a wake of debt and destruction in my wake. Nobody lost millions. Just the ideas and products I was working on didn’t gain traction. I did, however, learn some hard lessons about the business of software. Specifically, I discovered what doesn’t work.
I now work as an independent contractor doing full-stack development on consumer facing websites and apps. I can lend my clients my unique experience to help create better software.
I even have a tiny side project, Team Pilot, that I use to test out new technologies and apply my start-up experiences. I may have a hit! Worst case scenario I’ve learnt something new.
I started this blog as somewhere where I could journal and reflect on the business of software at a higher level. The best practices and worst practices. What I have seen work and not work. The new things I am trying and the old things that I am letting go.