Back on LinkedIn

12 months ago I blogged about how I'd left LinkedIn. At the time, LinkedIn as a service wasn't providing me with any value; it seemed like a resource for recruiters.

My LinkedIn profile

So why did I recreate my profile? Well, Octopus is growing, and I'm also starting to get help from contractors for short pieces of work. When I have good experiences, leaving a recommendation on LinkedIn seems like a good way to pay it forward.

A picture of me

Welcome, my name is Paul Stovell. I live in Brisbane and work on Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.

Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, I worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that I worked for Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. I also worked on a number of open source projects and was an active user group presenter. I was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.