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The Next Step for Dexy

January 6, 2011   ·   By   ·   1 Comment   ·   Posted in Uncategorized

I am delighted to announce that in about a week Dexy is going to become my day job. This has been made possible by the awesome peeps at OpenGamma who have asked me to work on documentation for their open source financial analytics and risk platform. I’m delighted to be working with a great team building an awesome product who recognize the importance of end-user documentation for driving adoption and utilization of a large, complex system. While this will be a great opportunity to put Dexy to the test in a challenging real-world environment, and will speed up Dexy development in many other ways as well, it also gives me more flexibility than my normal day job to devote directly to improving Dexy. Dexy of course will remain an independent open source project.

Between OpenGamma and continuing to develop Dexy to make it the world’s best tool for reproducible research and automated documentation, I’m going to be pretty busy, but if you or your company want some short-term consulting on integrating Dexy into your workflow then drop me a line and I will try to accommodate you. And I’m always delighted to hear from users or prospective users who have questions, complaints, patches or bug reports. If your product could benefit from having integration with Dexy, or if you think Dexy should support your open source or proprietary language, library or tool, then please do get in touch too. (My email is ana@ananelson.com or I’m @ananelson on twitter.)

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the people who have recognized the potential in Dexy and offered me their support, suggestions, and time over the year. In particular, James Governor at RedMonk, David Jones at Clear Climate Code, Cameron Neylon, Sam Kleinman, John Handelaar of Kildare Street, the team at ScraperWiki, the Ubuntu UK Podcast team, and the organizers of OSSBarCamp (especially Laura Czajkowski), Ruby Ireland, WebArtScience Camp and Conferencia Rails where I have had the chance to speak about Dexy. And, of course, Kirk Wylie and Jim Moores at OpenGamma. Apologies to anyone I have left out, and thanks to everyone else who has gotten involved with Dexy.

Here’s looking forward to a new year of open source and open science!

One Comment
  1. Great news, Ana, and congratulations! Dexy is definitely one of the projects I’ve mentally marked “watch this one, it’s going places” and it’s always fantastic when one gets spend the day job working on something like this :-)