Element is the company that currently hires most of the people working on the open #Matrix communication protocol specification. Element also produces the #opensource Matrix servers #Synapse and #Dendrite, and the #web, #desktop, #Android and #iOS clients called #Element.

I also work at Element. Element is not just open source and open specifications. Element is also about #business. The thing that is needed to pay the #developers that work on the open specifications and open source that anyone can use freely. And people do! Matrix is hugely popular and massively growing, in public sector, private sector and hobbyist self-hosters. It's an exciting time to be involved.

Element is currently hiring for multiple roles - including the team I work for. This is the SaaS team of Element Matrix Services, which provides hosted Matrix (servers) and Element (clients) to all kinds of customers, from small teams to large enterprises - and sometimes virtual conferences.

It's a fun company to work at. And remote friendly, even outside Covid! Interested? Have a look at the roles below. We're growing fast so there are many - and not just #engineering.

Senior Developer Advocate
Office Administrator (fluent French)
Designer, Marketing
Fullstack Developer (EMS - Element Matrix Services)
VP/Head of Product
Automation / Business Processes Engineer
Engineering Manager/Director - Product Engineering
Android Developer - Element
Trust and Safety Engineer
Product Manager
Engineering Manager/Director - Element Web
iOS Developer
Senior Front End Engineer - Element

Full descriptions: https://apply.workable.com/elementio/

If you're interested but don't see a role, recommend dropping your your details to be considered anyway - who knows we might need you! Am also happy to answer questions and of course give a strong referral to good talented people I'd like to work with 😊

#jobs #recruitments #opportunities

Continuing last week's project, I can now toggle lights in the using the interface.

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is an open-source Home Automation platform. It's not limited to real devices. You can build a device for anything.

I build one for a virtual house in the .

Report shows insufficient #ClimateAction plans

2021 is a make or break year to confront the global #ClimateEmergency. The #science is clear, to limit global temperature rise to 1.5C, we must cut global #emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels. Today’s interim report from the #UNFCCC is a red alert for our planet.

public.wmo.int/en/media/news/r

#ClimateCrisis

This year's conference will start in five minutes.

live.fosdem.org/watch/kfosdem

It's my favourite open-source conference and I'm happy everyone can participate safely from their own couch this year.

RT @blinry@twitter.com

It's almost time for #FOSDEM, Europe's largest conference on open source! 🥰 fosdem.org/2021/

On Sunday, @bleeptrack@twitter.com and I will talk about the current status of our Git learning game! ✨ #GodotEngine fosdem.org/2021/schedule/event

🐦🔗: twitter.com/blinry/status/1357

Getting into the mood for FOSDEM 2021 tip #2
Take a tour of Brussels from above
brusselsfromabove.be/360/grand

As much as I would like to ditch I don't see that as an option yet.
My best friends and family are all using WhatsApp with no intentions on switching to another service. It's simple, convenient and works for us. I hate that it's proprietary, owned by and by default has access to your contacts, however, my contacts are not going to migrate without keeping WhatsApp around.

It's necessary to fix Facebook and WhatsApp rather than telling everyone to "go switch".

I'm working on a on the web.
Now the player can place ships and attack the computer enemy.
For debugging purposes you can see the enemy's ships in this recording.

Part of me feel anxious when I contradict myself or correct previous statements about my world.
However, I get better with every story and highly recommend Dungeons and Dragons as a game that improves your story telling skills.

I'm looking forward to next Saturday when our current adventure will come to a conclusion. It's time for a puzzle and a boss. 😈

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Dungeons and Dragons is a great way for me to stay in touch with some of my friends in Vancouver. As the Dungeon Master it challenges me to tell a compelling story while keeping track of a dynamic, fictional world.

A recording of me carrying the gnome through all levels can be found on YouTube. I had to split it into two parts with a minute of gameplay missing because of a crashing bug they introduced today. 🙈 youtube.com/playlist?list=PLmS

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A few hours before Gabe Newell sends a garden gnome into actual space, I played through Half Life 2: Episode Two to get "Little Rocket Man". What started as a bonus achievement now becomes a charity event.

I ended up not posting about the development of my entry for , but here it is:
Boat racing 404

js13kgames.com/entries/boat-ra

So far I've submitted two games to . "Fly South" in 2017 and "We fight back" in 2019.

"We fight back" had been a huge improvement, with less bugs, better graphics, some ((terrible)) sound effects and multiple levels. Early feedback from my coworkers helped the game to be fun and challenging.

gitlab.com/jaller94/fly-south
gitlab.com/jaller94/we-fight-b

Within a month from now I will program at least one game as part of the game jam. I will post my progress on this account.

The goal is to write a game in that's not bigger than 13 kibibytes (13,321 bytes) when zipped, including all libraries, sounds and graphics.

In the beginning of this year I joined New Vector (the company behind ) to improve the state of instant messaging. The open-source mindset is exactly what I had been looking for and I'm very happy to be able to work on Matrix full-time.

Today we renamed to .
element.io/blog/welcome-to-ele

If you weren't able to join us live for Open Tech Will Save Us #2, remember you can still watch the stream recording - catch up with Mike Hoye, Eugen from Mastodon and a cracking Dendrite demo (it's working well!) #matrix #otwsu youtu.be/O3YP1TU-L_8?t=75

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