There once was giffgaff community member by the name of akisoft, who worked on all sorts of fun random things such as the member services platform, a community badges system and giffgaff radio. His name was Ryan and one day, he saw… okay, enough of the third person!
My name is Ryan (otherwise known as akisoft round here), and I’ve been involved with giffgaff for some time on numerous projects such as the hosted member services (apps.giffgaff.com / members.giffgaff.com) and some other things such as the upcoming community badge system; which is essentially an awards based system designed to recognise people in the community and what they do. Beyond this, I’m involved in the setup and technical (licensing, e.t.c) side of the soon to be giffgaff radio, a community powered radio station. There’s more, but you’ll just have to wait until we tell you all about them (they’re pretty exciting), gotta love a surprise, right?
Now, not too long ago; a giffgaff staff member by the name of Amaru put up a post requesting some advice on the whole unlocking process. I gave some advice which ended up leading to some emails back and forth which led to some phone calls; and eventually, it led to me coming in to the office last week to consult on some of the finer details. The next day, I received an email asking if I’d be interested in coming in to work with giffgaff for a couple of weeks (and possibly beyond this) on an unlocking platform and some other projects… well, more on that later . All I can say is that it’s pretty exciting stuff, and I’m glad to be working with giffgaff to bring these projects to fruition.
Pretty cool to be working from giffgaff hq as a member. If you want the inside scoop or latest gossip, let me know .