A Week of Talks…

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This week seems to be pretty hectic… but in a good way. Tuesday I’m talking at UC Berkeley as part of the Par Lab Seminar Series. Enabling Parallelism for Productivity Programmers with Patterns, Frameworks, and Languages Helping productivity programmers develop applications that run ...

patterns & practices Symposium Tokyo

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Last week I was in Japan, speaking at the patterns & practices Symposium in Tokyo. I gave talks on parallel programming patterns and distributed agile development. We had a load of interesting conversations around these topics in addition to presentations on Windows App Fabric, ASP.NET MVC2 and Unity and Azure. ...

Summer Reading

Friday, September 4th, 2009

It's summer. I travel a bit more for work and take vacation. Both of which means there's more time to be found for reading. I spent a bunch of time sitting in a tent below the north face of Mount Tiedeman waiting for things to cool down ...

Where Are All The Agile 2009 Blog Posts?

Monday, August 31st, 2009

In short I’m working on it. This year’s conference was much lower key than last year but there were still some great takeaways. What hampered me as the the utter lack of decent network coverage. I’ve been to small mountain towns in Peru that did better than the Hyatt in ...

Washington DC

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

In case anyone was wondering where I've been I just got back from a brief vacation in Washington DC. My family live in the UK so the east coast is a convenient middle point. Every year or so we try to pick a new city an meet up. This year ...

Bugaboos trip pictures published

Thursday, July 31st, 2008

My pictures from the Bugaboos are now online in my climbing web site's picture gallery. There's also a short write-up of the trip. We got quite a lot done and I'm back just in time to go to Toronto next week for Agile 2008, which promises to be a blast. I'm ...

Blog Posts from the Dead?

Monday, July 14th, 2008

So I'm on vacation but the blog posts will keep on trundling along. This leaves the somewhat strange possibility that I died in a horrible auto wreck with a moose on the Trans-Canada Highway (not to be confused with the Trans-Canadian Water Slide). But to all intents I'm still alive ...

Back from Quebec City

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

Waiting to get on a plane from Quebec City back to Seattle... The p&p Summit was great. I really enjoyed meeting everyone and finding out what they did and didn't like and wanted to see p&p do next. The biggest theme was (again) around complexity. This was somewhat summed up ...

patterns & practices Summit Quebec

Monday, April 28th, 2008

So the session track for the p&p summit in Quebec is pretty much finalized. I've just been signed up to give a talk on continuous integration (CI). This is one of my pet topics (in case you didn't know)... Continuous Integration and Defense in Depth Continuous integration (CI) is the practice of ...

Great British Food

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

Tonight I went to Guy Awford's restaurant, Inside in Greenwich. I've known Guy a long time, since we were very, very young. So when I'm in the UK, which isn't often, I feel I should drop in and check out the latest menu. Guy's been making a go of Inside ...