Groovy Work

Mark Morgan makk384 at
Fri Mar 3 19:24:50 GMT 2006

On 3/2/06, Aaron Trevena <aaron.trevena at> wrote:
> On 02/03/06, Denny De La Haye <denny at> wrote:
> > Yes.  jobs at
> >
> >
> >
> > (role is mostly web devel, location is SW19)
> If you're comfortable working in a web dev agency, with the usual
> issues it entails (lots of deadlines, muppet clients, very heavy
> multi-tasking, and lots more deadlines), then they are pretty good
> bunch.
> The lead project manager, Tim, is a star, and the directors they are
> pretty sound (approachable, friendly, fairly hands on and ready to get
> their hands dirty, or least sliced and diced by sharp metal in servers
> and racks).
> There are some pretty interesting projects for some big clients, it's
> not just the usual bog standard cgi/php web dev (although there is a
> fair amount of that). You'll probably get to work with web services
> and high availability at some point as there are a few projects using
> those, as well as some impressively high volume e-commerce (like
> Office Shoes).
> The technology involves some and PHP, but a lot of perl -
> which itself varies from nicely documented C::DBI, to the inpenetrable
> and partially undocumented legacy stuff, and a crack-fuelled fork of
> FCKEditor.
> Cheers,
> A.
> (who worked there until november)

As an ex-employee, I'll back that up as well.  All the folks there are quite
cool, and as Aaron say, Tim is very good to work with, I'd go so far as to
say one of the best PMs I've worked with.

I've kept in-touch on a semi-regular basis with the folks there (or at
least, I did, until I moved to Banbury, bit of a trek to go to nights out in
SW London from here).  I understand that there's been quite a turnaround in
staff since I worked there, but the core remains, and they made the company
for me.


PS:  Before you ask why I left, it was mainly that I did want to get out of
doing web development work.  If that's your thing, Foresite is a very decent

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