Blogs

  • Want to improve your to-do list? Delete it.

    Published Aug 10, 2019

    This August, I deleted 80% of my to-do list.

  • Becoming a Tech Lead for the first time

    Published Apr 5, 2019

    I recently spent 3 months as the tech lead of a development team on GOV.UK. The was the first time I had taken on the tech lead role, so I had a lot to learn and it definitely had it's challenges. This post condenses down everything I learnt and will hopefully be a useful guide for any other new tech leads out there!

  • 3 things I learnt from developing an Amazon Alexa skill

    Published Mar 10, 2019

    At the start of 2018 I decided to work on a skill I’d been meaning to try for a long time: writing an Alexa skill. I’d heard a lot of good things around developing Alexa skills, primarily how easy and quick it is to do. However, I found my normal development practices were restricted which made the process more complicated for me.