My name's Simon Date. You may have seen me on the Adapt forums or Gitter channels or even met me at the Adapt Meetup London last year. I've got an exciting announcement that I decided to share on here. My previous and current job were both advertised here so I'm keen that it continues to thrive for potential hires and hirees.
I've decided to begin freelancing as a developer to help organisations and companies start using Adapt and to build cool stuff with it.
As an open source tool Adapt has some technical challenges to installing and using compared to other authoring tools, but I'm certain the challenges are worth it for the freedom that you are granted to have free software that you know will always be available to use, as well as an active development community working on both the core as well as the over 100 free plugins that can be found in the Plugin browser.
I've met lots of people who have been keen to start using Adapt but have been put off by the complexity behind getting started. Whilst there is options to use some of the great hosted versions of Adapt. You loose the main benefits of Adapt: you don't have the opportunities to make the modifications you will want to; you will have to pay a licence fee; if the company stops trading the existence of your courses will come into question.
I've seen people offer freelance services on here before but never anyone from the AdaptLearning group. I'm based in London and I've been working with Adapt almost daily for the last three years. I've worked on content development, theme development. I'm one of most frequent publishers of open source plugins. I created the Authoring Tool refresh with designers from other collaborating companies and I organised the free Adapt Meetup London event last year, attended by 120 Adapt experts and newbies.
I'm keen to share my experience and expertise with organisations and companies who are interested in an e-Learning authoring tool that has no limits and is truly scalable. No matter how big or small the problem.