The 11th October is an important day for me. It’s Ada Lovelace Day. Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls… Read More Ada Lovelace Day
I’m out this weekend for the other half’s birthday meal. As we have a lovely vegan in the party, I thought it would be a good idea to look at options where we can all enjoy the food. I know there are vegan specific venues, but to some that’s the equivalent of taking a vegan… Read More Vegan friendly restaurants in Manchester
Manchester’s grassroots digital community is thriving. Last year I started http://technw.uk as a way to get all the event organisers together and create a single point of information for the community to discover all the events gong on in the area. On the site we currently have 11 conferences and 46 meetups. From social meetups,… Read More Manchester’s vibrant digital community
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