We're not your average developer company...
Goblinfactory is a small, lean software consultancy, currently working with an awesome client on some incredible SAAS projects.
Developer Events - CAMDUG
Snowcode & snowmeetup
We also run snowmeetup, the largest Ski and Snowboarding meetup group in England, with regular trips to incredible destinations. In December our members are going Avalanche training, and in January a large group is going on a once in a lifetime trip to snowboard in the Himilayas (Kashmir)!
Getting away to code
We are extremely fortunate with our current anchor client to be able to have a good balance of onsite and remote working, which gives us time to get away without distractions when needed checking in daily for the team standups.
Working from our base in Cambridge, only 20 minutes from Stansted airport gives us easy affordable access to Europe, perfect for anything from a few days to a week or more of high quality code retreating, coming back inspired, new features completed and with batteries recharged.
We're not strict TDD developers, i.e. don't demand 100% test coverage, but do follow BDD (Behavior driven development) best practices, where all our requirements are expressed as executable tests written in Given when then Gherkin sytax. We are agile (small 'a') and use visual KanBan boards wherever possible. Goblinfactory currently scores 12/12 for the Joel test. We have a reliable CI process, do pair programming when needed, pairing to review code or when spiking to encourage knowledge transfer, and provide quiet working conditions, occasionally working a few weeks in the mountains as a whole team during winter and summer.
If you love snow, working with the development community and are a solid seasoned Agile developer, and want to get involved in supporting or running community events,or are interested in starting or joining an agile lean startup, then we'd love to hear from you.
You can find me every second Thursday from 10:30am onwards at (Lean Startup Cambridge), at at TaBouche, 10-15 Market Passage, Cambridge.
Early stage Investment
Alan is a Micro Angel Investor in his personal capacity and has invested early stage funding with various startups, always on the lookout to invest in a dynamic team that can execute. Alan can also arrange and assist with pitches to larger investors.
Outsourced CTO services:
In return for an equity stake and a seat on the management board, Alan is available as an investor and part time outsourced CTO and advisor to early stage Lean web "tech" startups. He can assist with recruitment, agile processes, raising of funds and pitching to investors as well as test and refine the overall value proposition.
Goblinfactory can also provide outsourced, part time or full time CTO services on short or long term contracts. Alan is currently on contract till Dec 16 2012 and will be available from early 2013. Through our strong connections with the developer community, we have various CTO level developers in many different fields available to work as an outsourced CTO. Please contact Alan if you need help.
The core team:
Alan Hemmings, Director
Chief Technology Consultant and passionate Lean Kanban advocate. Agile (with small 'a') developer, agile Coach, scrummaster and acceptance test driven developer with >15 years experience, full life cycle.
Specialist in greenfields projects, requirements gathering,
project management, coding and design.
Will do whatever it takes to get a product out the door that exactly meets the customer's requirements.
Mobile (UK) +44 (0) 7734157754
To see my full LinkedIn profile and resume you'll need to send me a linkedIn invite to "goblinfactory".
There's no email address anywhere on this website. To contact me, please either connect via LinkedIn, twitter (@snowcode) or call me on my mobile, much appreciated. A
Cathy Hemmings, Finance & Startup Investments
Financial Manager, accounts, Manager startup investments,Co-founder Snowmeetup : London Ski & snowboard Meetup www.snowmeetup.co.uk.
Co-founder Snowcode developer conferences: www.snowcode.co.uk.