What I'm Doing Now

Inspired by Derek Sivers's now page this is where you can find out what I'm doing now.


I'm living in Vancouver, BC, Canada.


I write software full-time at Spark. We post updates about what we are building on our company blog if you're interested in following along.

I've also been helping my friend Danny with his podcast discovery app Podyssey. This has been a fun chance for me to explore some new technology as Podyssey is built with React. I primarly work with Ruby on Rails at Spark. It's also one of the few things I've worked on that you can actually use! Most of my work is enterprise software so unless you are working in real estate you probably won't have a chance to see it. I've only helped with the web side of Podyssey but it's also available on iOS and Android.


Over the last month I took a sailing course for larger boats. I've sailed dingies before and I've been on larger boats but mostly as a passenger. Last week I passed my Basic Cruising Standard exam which certifies me as a skipper!

A few months ago I got a 3D printer, which you can read about here: Experimenting with low cost 3D printing. I've now started to learn about designing my own 3D models in Fusion 360. For anyone interested in 3D modelling Fusion 360 allows you to use the software for free as long as it's non-commercial use. You have to wait for the trial to expire and then tell them your intended use and they will give you a free license.


Next month I leave for New Zealand so if you have any suggestions let me know on twitter @iansmith9876!

Last updated: March 10, 2019.