• Implementing Instrumentation For Business Need

    A proposed approach on how to make the most of instrumentation, and how to unite the development and business overview of products. Mostly opinion, but this has been applied at work to test the theory. Monitoring is an expansive topic which I have gained a strong interest in this year....


  • Goodbye WIT & Thank You

    A look back at my time founding and organising Women In Tech Nottingham after handing over the reigns Women In Tech Nottingham had it’s first event in April of last year. It had taken months of discussions with sponsors, venues, organising social accounts, meeting potential speakers, getting advice from current...


  • NDC Oslo 2017

    A summary of my time as a volunteer at NDC Oslo 2017 How it began After having a brilliant time volunteering at NDC London earlier this year blog post here I snatched the chance to volunteer at Oslo. Moreton and I booked our flights and hotel, packed our bags and...


  • Hack24 '17, The Greatest Place On Earth

    A summary of Hack24 2017. Also, a love letter to Hack24. My Tech Life and Tech Notts. Tech Nottingham, Hack24 and the people involved are incredibly close to my heart. Moreton (my taller half) took me to Tech Nottingham before I even started my Computer Science course. I think this...


  • Error! Error!

    An assessment of error levels and what they mean. Introduction This is an exploration of the different levels of error, what they mean and when they should be used. Before we begin, there is a disclaimer: in my opinion logging is very important - but so is avoiding noise. I...


  • My First NDC

    My experience of being a volunteer at NDC London 2017. NDC has been built up in my head as this awesome, magical conference ever since Moreton came back from it two years ago. Part of this was because he came back an excited kid, telling all these stories of the...


  • Be A Great Engineer - WITConf, University of Birmingham

    My very first talk - speaking at the Women In Tech Conference 2.0 at The University of Birmingham. About The Day After a 4.30am rise, train journey in, and one terrible coffee; I had arrived at the University of Birmingham. I had been invited to speak at the Women In...


  • Sonos Pi Project

    Using a Raspberry Pi to make vocal alerts on a Sonos based off output from Datadog. About This was a joint project between myself and my partner Moreton as our first attempt at using a RaspberryPi and test driving a Node.JS project. We both wanted to learn node and when...


  • NodeConf London

    Overview of NodeConf London 2016 Agenda The NodeConf London included the following talks: Kassandra Perch - Robots, code and people Nikhila Ravi - Server-less architecture in the wild James Halliday - The disintermediated web Christian Heilmann - Making ES6 happen with ChakraCore and Node Colin Ihrig - State of Node.js...


  • Microservices Day

    Overview of Microservices Day London 2016 Common Themes: Docker Cloud / AWS Canary Testing / Release Blue-Green Deployment SWIM Agenda The Agenda of the day included: Fred George - How to enable organizations to go faster Adrian Trenaman - Fighting the Good Fight at the Hot Gates of Micro-Services Richard...