It’s been a fairly hectic four months, but honestly – it’s felt like much less and much more time since joining a new position as Head of Technology @ FutureLab Digital. So I’ll summarise a few highlights: Working with New Zealander’s. We kiwi’s are an interesting bunch. Most meetings and interactions are hyper positive and… Continue reading Four months on..
Moving fast and slow
Im sure this is the title of a book somewhere, but my first week at a new place has made me conscious of how adjusting to a new place also requires a change in pace, understanding and acceptance. It is nice to challenge the established bias I am used to working with enterprise projects and… Continue reading Moving fast and slow
Why I left my sweet remote job after 7 years?
I recently resigned from my position as an engineering manager after seven and a half years. When I share this news with my close circle they are both excited and curious as to why? My wife and recently had our baby daughter. That simple act is like having a lifetime of new years eve level… Continue reading Why I left my sweet remote job after 7 years?
The importance of Splore
You’ll just have to be there to find out – see you at Splore #infiniteValues
Startup idea: CodeRescue
As a software engineer working with established best practices and scaling solutions for enterprise projects built with WP – I often got super angry hearing stories of individuals who have trusted their web site/app/platform to development teams who simply create horribly complex systems, hundreds of competing plugins and incompatible themes with WordPress. The openness of… Continue reading Startup idea: CodeRescue
Rabbit holes and why they are fun
Recently I’ve been exploring different tech stacks and communities. I’ve gone somewhat deeper in to Laravel framework and it’s community / core libraries. Getting ever the more curious about shiny new things I’ve jumped into backstop.js and exploring visual regression and automated testing. These things have always been somewhere in the back of my mind… Continue reading Rabbit holes and why they are fun
Finding focus and prioritising the things you spend your time is a trait I’m not so strong at. Everyone is attracted to the new shiny thing, and I definitely love new and shiny things. It is useful to pick a thing that is most important and spend time on that thing, moving the goal closer… Continue reading Mindful measuring
What and why: Coding standards
During my day job with Human Made we build sites at scale for enterprise clients – with WordPress as the CMS. Our team and clients are based all over the world, being completely remote. Our engineers find themselves on multiple projects each year and coding standards have a huge part to play in making transitions,… Continue reading What and why: Coding standards
Stock photos for lazy people
I love scrolling Instagram and Facebook looking at peoples photos and their wonderful windows into their life (or the window we are allowed to peer into with permission). However, I don’t like taking, being in or managing photos. So I had a look at some stock libraries that could find me some photos to use… Continue reading Stock photos for lazy people
Startup Idea: Positive Change
Make a positive change, by rounding up your digital transactions to the nearest dollar and donating it to charity. Ultimately, this idea could scale up to complete transactional data from bank accounts so users are donating automatically from their true account data. Some banks already do this and store the excess amount into a savings… Continue reading Startup Idea: Positive Change