Following on from my Dangers of Big Data talk at DunDDD, I’ve been thinking about what a good user experience for data analytics would look like, imagining the business user presented with useful, actionable information rather than notepad and a copy of the R or Python cookbook. I want something deceptively simple like the Google … More The UX of Big Data
The tickets for CodeCraftConf are now on sale. It’s based around the idea of full participation, where every attendee is there to discuss the topics. The format is of guided conversations, which has worked well for sessions in the past, and I’ve included a list of some of my previous sessions using a similar format … More CodeCraftConf by @codecraftuk
Thanks to everyone who came to my DunDDD talk. Lots of interesting questions, although I’m not a lawyer so couldn’t answer them all. If you want the slides, with references in the notes, you’ll find them here. All the images are creative commons, and you can use the sides yourself under CC by Attribution. Link … More #dunddd Analyse This : The dangers of big data
There’s an updated MindMap for the follow up discussion, looking at employee’s expectations, and the difference a manager can make. Thanks to everyone who turned up, if you’re interested in more, keep an eye out in the new year.
Thanks to everyone who attended my Cross Country Coding talk at DunDDD. Hope the technology failure didn’t put you off too much. I really enjoyed the Q&A session afterwards, but according to the feedback, the talk was too short. I’ve got a few ideas following the discussion about coding across time zones. In particular, looking … More #DunDDD Cross Country Coding slides and notes #xcc
Many thanks to everyone who attended the #DunDDD open discussion on recruitment. I would like to follow up the discussion we had about what interviewees should do with an online discussion about what employers should do. This will be held on Google+ on Thursday 29th at 7pm. See here for details and to sign up … More #DunDDD follow up recruitment discussion Thursday 29th November : What should companies offer?
I’ve been invited to run a group discussion on recruitment at DunDDD, and to kick off the thinking, I want to know what topics you want to discuss, either as a job hunter, or looking for staff. What do you think about interview techniques, probation periods and recruitment agencies? What, apart from salary, do you … More DunDDD : What do you think about recruitment in the IT industry?
As promised, here’s the slides and mindmaps for the sessions I was involved in at DunDDD 2011. The Mind Maps were generated using FreeMind. The Philosophy of Code This talk was an experiment on my part, given the knowledge I’ve picked up from reading books and articles from some of the smartest people in the … More Slides and Mind Maps for DunDDD
Just a quick post on my way back from DunDDD (slides and mind maps to follow) http://dundee.dddscotland.co.uk/ It’s the first time I’ve been to a developer event in Dundee and I was impressed with the enthusiasm and commitment of the attendees, so I hope that’s a good sign that there will be another one next … More DunDDD