Last Christmas we promised to strengthen our development department, and bring you a host of new features on islcollective.com. After Christmas we spent months searching, and finally we found the right person for the job!
We hired an experienced, "senior" developer in April. Meet Balint Harangozo, our new php developer, who has 10 years of experience in developing websites. The arrival of Balint marks a new era in the history of our sharing portal, not only because we'll be able to provide more professional maintenance and support for you, but also because gradually we’ll be able to realize our plans we’ve had for years, but never got around to besides our day jobs. We're really excited about it all!
To accommodate our first full-time, paid employee we have rented an office for iSLCollective in downtown Budapest (Hungary). Basically the office is a table and a chair in a shared, so-called co-working space, which is known to be the most affordable office option for fledgling entrepreneurs.
Our table is the one on the left of the green column. You can see some more photos here: https://picasaweb.google.com/TopTradeBp/GreenPointKoWerk#5782451226118638882
This shared office is quite empty at the moment with two other entrepreneurs showing up occasionally, so it's really calm and cozy; ideal for focusing on the work. Also, it's about a 5-minute walk from my school, which makes it easier for me to harmonize managing the development of iSLCollective and my full-time school duties.
Before it runs too long, let me finish my first post in this thread, entitled Developer's Corner, which I’ve started to keep you posted about what’s going on development-wise. In my next posts I'll tell you about the other improvements to our technical department, introduce the first feature Balint has developed (the very text editor I've used to write this post) and the first big feature to be rolled out very soon.