Hackference 2014

Hackference 2014 organised by the wonderful Mike Elsmore (@ukmadlz) was my first real hack. After all these years? Well, I've been to Code Retreats, Coding Dojos, Open Space Code Days - even run some myself, but never a true hack day. This was also the case for around half the…

Golden Hours vs Pomodoro

This recently came up in a discussion on birmingham.io so I jumped in with my thoughts. I seem to remember that the basis for Pomodoro was study: Evidence showed that if you took regular breaks from study and did something mundane - make a coffee, walk about etc. then…

Skill Acquisition in Software Development

Introduction. Over the past six years I have supervised external developers that have various stages of knowledge, abilities and skills. This has led me to consider that the standard model of skill acquisition does not apply in the context of software development. The accepted method of describing skill acquisition is…

New Blog

Started a new blog on a new platform - interesting times :-)…