At the end of July I leave the Home Office, which will be equally as sad as it is exciting. So much has happened here over the last two years and I have been really honoured to be a part of that. Indeed, I am leaving government – sort of.
Most of you can’t have failed to notice that my heart has also been in running Rewired State events, many evenings and weekends have been dominated by geeks and data – this for me is heaven. So I have made a decision that was not exactly hard, but is a bit scary.
From August I will be working full time on Rewired State, let’s see what happens when it is not just a hobby business.
In order to do this we will obviously need to raise some funding, and are speaking to a few organisations and people but always happy to chat to anyone who might want to come on board. We don’t need too much dosh really, just enough to give this the kick start it needs, mainly paying for peoples’ time in the first year, thereafter it should be self funding.
Meanwhile I don’t want to totally go native, I would love to keep working a few days a month with other people on other things, to keep my eyes and mind open. I learn best when working with great people on their own projects, and don’t want to stop that diversity and opportunity, so please do ask me if you have some interesting stuff you need help with.
So… Rewired State here we come, can’t wait to do this.