15 Dec 2013

Paying down technical debt

I wrote a blog post about technical debt for the Government Digital Service this month. The aim was to explain the idea behind the concept and the effect it has on the delivery of software to a non-technical audience, which proved quite a challenge. You can read the post here.

05 Oct 2013

Bootstrapping a startup as a developer

I had the pleasure of speaking at two conferences this year: Scottish Ruby Conference and Nordic Ruby. Both are fantastic conferences that I greatly admire and I was honoured to be selected as a speaker.

My talk was recorded at Scottish Ruby Conference, the highlight of which was the insightful discussion with the audience that followed.

Thanks to Graham Ashton, Ed Forshaw, Ric Roberts, Will Jessop, Murray Summers and Jon Leighton for their invaluable feedback on the early drafts.

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