Technical Leadership at @codecraftuk follow up

I had a great time at the CodeCraftConf, and I’ll be writing up my thoughts on the other sessions shortly, but for the benefit of those who attended the technical leadership session and those who were interested in the questions, I made a few notes on each question to reflect suggestions, and discussion points that … More Technical Leadership at @codecraftuk follow up

Google Code Migration : Genetic Algorithm Templates

With the closure of Google Code, I’ve moved some projects to github. All personal projects so far, but related to talks our blog posts from the past, so may still be of interest. The first project I want to highlight again is written in C++ and implements genetic algorithms using mainly C++ templates, just to … More Google Code Migration : Genetic Algorithm Templates

User Experience Matters : Pecha Kucha at TechMeetup Glasgow

Thanks to all of you who came to TechMeetup Glasgow, hope to see you next time in Edinburgh or at Open Rights Group in Glasgow (also on Google+). The Pecha Kucha is an interesting challenge, and this was my first one, so any advice on how to improve is greatly appreciated. The slides (including the … More User Experience Matters : Pecha Kucha at TechMeetup Glasgow

Open Letter To Jon Skeet – Semantics Matter, that’s why you should use dynamic languages

Dear Jon, In your Semantics Matter talk, you expressed some doubt that dynamic languages allow you to provide meaning to code and therefore we should prefer languages like C# and Java because the compiler-time type checking provides a safety net. As someone who’s developed systems using C#, Java (1.4) and Python, I found myself feeling … More Open Letter To Jon Skeet – Semantics Matter, that’s why you should use dynamic languages

#DunDDD Cross Country Coding slides and notes #xcc

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

#DunDDD follow up recruitment discussion Thursday 29th November : What should companies offer?

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?