I’m Ali and I own/manage a Ruby on Rails development consultancy called Happy Bear Software. I’m currently in the UK and because the world has gone completely bonkers here, I’m considering moving to Japan in the near future.
For context, I originally went to Japan in 2006 on the JET programme, did a year in Iwate prefecture, then a year at Berlitz in Tokyo, got married, and then moved back to London, mostly because I didn’t really like the idea of being an English teacher for ever. In London I became a Ruby developer, started contracting, and that eventually grew into the agency I own/run now.
I don’t have any specific questions, just wanted to say hello. I’m not sure whether I will continue running the agency after I move to Japan (though we’re 100% remote, so in theory it should be doable). Another option I suppose would be to just start fresh as a Ruby Developer/Development manager sort of role. At the moment I’m keeping an open mind.
Any thoughts, comments, queries, suggestions etc appreciated!