Moving On

Howdy folks, it was announced today that Autodesk has acquired my employer, Shotgun Software. My last 8 years working at Shotgun have been quite the roller coaster ride, with some high highs and some low lows. After some reflection, I've decided that I'm ready and that it's a responsible time for me to get off the ride.

So, what's next? First, I'm going to take a little time off to enjoy the summer... then my plan is to start my own indie development and consulting business. I'll start posting more details here as I work them out :-)

If you'd like to stay in touch, connect with me on LinkedIn or I'm @mattdaw on Twitter.

Ulla Restaurant (Victoria, BC)

I had a nice long weekend in Victoria after my birthday. The highlight was an awesome meal at Ulla, arranged by my friend Tom. He also brought a 1978 Volnay to dinner that was a real treat.

State Bird Provisions (San Francisco)

I had the fortune of stand-up/solo dining at State Bird Provisions tonight. I dig the dim-sum-ish concept, and had some brilliant food.

Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar (London, England)

Battling first night in London sleepiness, I checked out the Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar. What a cool spot! I love it when a restaurant/bar takes what they make really seriously, but they manage to maintain a casual, fun environment. The design is pretty cool too, incorporating dark wood, subway tiles, brass, mirrors, etc. A little dark for iPhone photos, but here goes…

Quinto Quarto @ Campagnolo Roma (Vancouver, BC)

I really enjoyed tonight’s third Quinto Quarto dinner at Campagnolo Roma, an amazing nose-to-tail feast.