DDD Scotland 2016

The DDD Scotland 2016 conference CFP is open, so if you’ve ever wanted to present at a conference, now’s your chance. This is the first conference I presented at, and it’s a friendly, community conference. I notice there’s a Code of Conduct this year, which is a great sign, as other conferences have unfortunately found … More DDD Scotland 2016

February Developer’s Hangout : Are you a Professional?

As a follow up to the DDD Scotland open discussion session on Professional Software Development, this hangout was held to discuss the changes and challenges 2 years on. I’ve included a few notes below that made up the main talking points, and added links where appropriate for those looking for more information. You can see … More February Developer’s Hangout : Are you a Professional?

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 3,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … More 2011 in review

Agile Is Dead

As a follow up to DDD Scotland 2011, I want to thank everyone who joined in. It’s time to reveal my ulterior motive : I did it all so I could get a blog post 🙂 So thanks to everyone who helped write the Agile Is Dead Mind Map – please feel free to join … More Agile Is Dead

DDD Scotland 2011 Open Discussion Sessions

There were 2 great discussions on the alternative track at DDD Scotland this morning, so many thanks to everyone who came. Below, I’ve posted the two mindmaps we generated. They are in .mm format. I used FreeMind (open source) to generate them. Professional Development An open discussion about how developers can be professional inside the … More DDD Scotland 2011 Open Discussion Sessions

Ask me anything

Last week, inspired by a post by Ben Nunney, I set up a formspring account to accept questions and a got a good selection covering DDD Scotland, smartphones and politics, as well as some spam concerning a certain fruity tablet. Please head over to have a look at my answers and please add your own … More Ask me anything