Category Archives: Opinion


Learning About Risk Management at YOW! Conference 2012

This year was my first attendance at the YOW! Conference, and I am very happy I was able to go. The conference was well-organised with great speakers and thought-provoking presentations. Fascinating to me was that several themes recurred in different … Continue reading

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JSConf Down Under: A Conference Report

I attended JSConf Down Under yesterday. The conference format was quite straightforward: one day, one stream, nine speakers. In this post I’ll talk about the three things at the conference that had the biggest impression on me: Brendan Eich’s presentation … Continue reading

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On Pair Programming

Working on a project that used pair programming was something that I’d wanted to try for a long time but had never had the opportunity to do. Consequently, when a chance came up to work on a project where the … Continue reading

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Yow! Developer Conference Brisbane.

Yow! Brisbane 2011 I recently had the pleasure of attending the Brisbane Yow! Conference.  This was a great conference with talks to interest developers across many languages platforms and experience. This blog is a summary of the more interesting talks … Continue reading

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Swipe Conference Highlights: Gamification

Of the many excellent sessions at this week’s Swipe Conference, the one titled “Build Better Cocoa Apps Using Game Mechanics” by Paris Buttfield-Addison was unique in its topic. In it, Paris outlined how gamification is currently viewed as something that can be … Continue reading

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iOS Developers and Designers: Stickin’ together is what good waffles do!

We’ve all heard developers say it: “I’m a terrible drawer” or “I’ve got no design skills”. Perhaps we’re even guilty of saying it ourselves – I know I am. But after attending this year’s Swipe Conference I now subscribe to … Continue reading

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OSCON 2011: A Retrospective

I got home from Portland, OR terribly jet lagged on Monday morning, but buzzing from my trip to the US and my experience as both an attendee and speaker at O’Reilly OSCON. Now that I’ve caught up on some sleep, … Continue reading

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