Archive for December, 2007

A blogging break

I am on leave from today, back in the new year to continue the Trickytix build.  Hope you all have a great holiday season, and your business soars in 2008.

When next I blog in January, I hope to be able to share with you the news of two important milestones:

  1. The first customer
  2. The first full time hire of a developer for Trickytix

Both are close, but I wouldn’t want to sound off until contracts are signed!



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We are hiring…

Ever wanted to work in a start-up environment? If so, we are in need of a full time php developer based out of our Melbourne office.

This could be your desk. Don’t worry, we will add a second monitor for you as soon as you start.

Trickytix Desk

This could be the view from our office that you see each day (sorry, can’t see the beach from here).

View from Trickytix office

Apologies for the lousy images. My phone makes a better talky box than it does a camera.

The full advert is at Seek, but the basic details are below:

Job Advert

We are a small web development company based in Melbourne, using predominantly open source products.

We are looking for a junior php developer to come on board and help us out with a variety of web development projects. You will be working on a combination of small and large projects, including helping us build a web application. The web app has lots of interesting bits of code for you to enhance and develop, under the tuition of our lead developer.

We need this person sooner rather than later, and are willing to offer a full time role to the right candidate.


More important than actual PHP experience is a solid understanding of OOP, good problem solving skills, the ability to be able to work independently and be a quick learner.

We will consider training someone with strong OOP skills in another language as long as they have a good theoretical knowledge of how to program.


Any experience in the following would be handy but not essential:

  • PHP 5
  • MySql 5
  • Linux (bash scripting extra handy)
  • Subversion
  • XHTML/ CSS / Javascript
  • Web api’s
  • Model / view / controller pattern

We are offering monthly RDO’s, a good starting salary with a guaranteed yearly increase and profit sharing. Our office is very casual and relaxed.

Apply online at Seek.

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