Technology Overviews for IT Recruiters

Earlier this week registration opened for this year's DDD North. This is one of my favourite conferences, so I excitedly shared the news across my social media accounts, prompting the following curious email from a local Recruitment Consultant: Subject: DDD

What Value a Conference?

Tuesday of this week was a good day for conference announcements. First, Ben Hall announced the next Alt.Net.UK conference, to be held in London over the course of a full summer weekend. This includes an Alt.Net beers

Alt.Net UK In The North

I spent much of this weekend over in Bradford, talking shop with the good folks at the Alt.Net UK ‘in the North’ conference. I had a great time, learned much, and am grateful to Richard Fennell of

Seeking Kindred Spirits

I’m coming round to the realization that my hugely enjoyable first contract at Ventura last summer might have been something of an anomaly. That project was decidedly agile, test-driven, and used a bunch of modern technologies including Monorail, ExtJS,

Software Architect 2007

Last week I had the pleasure of spending a few days in London attending the Software Architect 2007 conference at the Barbican centre. It was a good conference, providing me with some useful and interesting new ideas and food for