Some thoughts on the most important qualities for a senior developer.
9 Feb 2016
30 Nov 2015
Coming out as someone with anxiety and depression, the value and risk of open source contribution, and the importance of openness for mental health.
2 Sep 2015
Ahead of the recent tube strike, a colleague asked for advice on getting from Vauxhall to Euston.
8 Apr 2015
Very often, junior colleagues ask me what they should do in a particular situation. Very often, to the point where I feel like a broken record, my answer is "Use your judgement”. This is partly because I don’t have as much time as I’d like to guide them through how I would approach the situation, but mostly it’s because I want them to be able to figure it out for themselves.
30 Oct 2013
My employer recently rationalised job titles, so I went from being a Project Leader to a Software Engineer Lead. I wouldn't mind, but I'd only just got round to changing my email signature. Previously I'd been a Developer. The new title sounds very grand, although in our company it is more junior than senior software engineer.
9 Aug 2011
A while ago I started using Google Plus. I'm yet to be convinced of it's value, but I'll stick with it. As with Twitter, I started following a few people I know of through the Drupal community, including Earl Miles, the creator of the Views module.