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Doing it Myself (Kinda) - Going Full Freelance

Hey Ma! I finally did it! I took an idea I’ve been sitting on and made it into a reality. black.af is a software consultancy geared to provide you with top performing solutions.

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After a solid set of days on vacation1, I can finally get cozy with announcing that I’ve turned black.af into a consultancy. You can learn about what kind of stuff I’d be open to and even open up a consultation for any kind of work you’d be interested into. I’ll be updating some of the references on this site to redirect there so it’s more consistent. I’m excited to kick the tires on this after sitting on this idea and notation for about a year now!

Why black.af?

I’ve gotten a bit of slight push back on the name of the company. It’s a shortening of the phrase “black as fuck”, a statement I hold to my chest as well as a lot of people proud of the Black/Africana ancestry. The consultancy will also hold a few products I’ve been working on for some time now.

How do I get in touch?

There’s a whole page to streamline the process at https://black.af/intake. Use that to simplify the whole discussion and speed it up for the both of us! I focus heavily on Web development around Vue and Elixir applications but do check out the tools to see if we align.

What else is going on?

As part of me setting up PeerTube on my server, I’ve decided to double down and get more frequent with my live coding videos. If there’s something I benefited from a lot in my career was the ability to just sit and pair with another developer. This gave me a chance to see the insight that another developer has into the process of crafting their features, tests and documentation. I’ll be currently doing it on my Twitch channel until PeerTube supports live streaming itself.


Eager to see what the rest of 2018 will bring! Don’t forget to subscribe so you can stay in tune with more updates down the road.