It is with a heavy heart that last week I handed in my resignation at Allegro Networks. I’ve been with the company for two years, watching it grow from Andy D‘s idea of a startup, to a network, to a product, to acquisition by IIX in Silicon Valley. It’s time for me to take on a… Read More Hire me!
Manchester is mega-exciting at the moment. Along with everything Doug Ward‘s awesome work getting central government to put some money into Manchester, I also set up technw. technw is where I decided to get all the tech event organisers in the area together. We have a slack group so we can work together to make things… Read More technwuk – more info
Firstly Eric began explaining how microservices talk to each other by using Context Maps. He described a microservice as a part of the system run by an autonomous team, with boundaries between each one. Messages are sent between the services in the language of each context. Eric then went on to explain all the different… Read More #dddx Eric Evans – DDD and Microservices: At last , some boundaries!
So Eric’s talk had got me thinking about Documenting our system using Context Maps. With the new acquisition by IIX I’m working with their technical writer at the moment to pass on the domain knowledge the team and I have built up over the last two years. So this is very topical for me at… Read More #dddx Cyrille Martraire – When DDD meets Documentation
On Friday I went to the DDD conference put on by Skills Matter. It was an excellent conference and perfectly aligned with the work we’re currently doing at Allegro. I tweeted a lot (as usual) but thought it would be handy to put some notes into a blog https://skillsmatter.com/conferences/6453-ddd-exchange-2015 You can either read my series… Read More #dddx Domain Driven Development eXchange 12th June 2015
For the last two years at Allegro we’ve been working with No Backlog. When I share the experience of this with people they often ask “what about the bugs?” and my response “we don’t have bugs”. On reflection this sounds really conceited! I don’t mean that I write perfect, bug free code. I’m not saying… Read More Bug Free Code
In January I was invited to sit on the expert panel for Lean Agile Manchester. It was a great honour and a really interesting evening. A few days before the event, the organiser contact myself and fellow panelists to invite us to bring marketing or promotional materials along. This stumped myself and the other Allegro… Read More Marketing innovation
Where I talk about comics and the next steps in Devops http://www.thoughtworks.com/talks/introducing-netops-xconf-europe-2014 Thanks so much for putting the event on and inviting me Thoughtworks ^_^
Post HackManchester and acquisition week. Unfortunately I contracted a terrible flu which rendered me useless. I spent the week laying on the sofa under a duvet and feeling sorry for myself. On Thursday I attempted to work from home. It turned out the previous week I had made a breaking change and gone home for… Read More w/c 27th October 2014
So today we can announce that our company has been acquired by an awesome Silicon Valley based company IIX: http://www.iixpeering.net/, we’re backed by NEA, investors with a keen eye for The Next Big Thing. We’re absolutely delighted to be part of this awesome team! The reason they bought is the reason I was brought in… Read More WOOHOOOO! Allegro’s HQ is now in Silicon Valley!