Tue 19 Feb 2019

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Agile Training Day

These are the notes I took in reflection of an Agile training session I attended. It included a couple of interesting activities that showed how hard it is to get everything right and how it's just about trying to keep improving.

Fri 01 Feb 2019

Gary Barlow's Desert Island Discs external

I thought these two quotes from Gary Barlow seemed quite relevant to how I feel about the process of learning. "Give me the rules of music, because once I knew the rules of music as a writer then I knew how to break them". "For me having those years of being in a bedroom and being able to make mistakes and not being judged, it was crucial for me"

Tue 29 Jan 2019

New Adventures 2019

Looking back at New Adventures, I'm not sure where to start. By saying it was a great conference? Of course it was. The previous NA Conf was 6 years ago and back then I couldn't afford to go to conferences that far away, so I jumped at the chance to go to the one conference that everyone would always talk about. It was as good and better than I expected. But no, it almost feels like telling people how good the conference was is not the right thing to do...

New Adventures 2019 - Ethan Marcotte The World-Wide Work

Did anyone at New Adventures read the blurbs for each talk? I didn't. I hadn't even noticed that until the last talk... Ethan Marcotte, who everyone knows for Responsive Web Design was surely going to talk about making websites right? Wrong. Well, right but in a different way. Ethan showed everyone the right way of using privilege.