Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

(Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!) I'm not done learning JavaScript yet, so I thought: do you know what, let's look at some other languages now. I don't know anyone who's finished a Udemy course anyway, and 33% completion is very good so it's time for me to move on (edit: I have completed at least one Udemy course) to… Continue reading Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby!

Skills for driving change

My mum always, always commented on how I hated change growing up. When I started secondary school I was miserable for six months. Same for college, and for university. For each of my new jobs, I would come home crying that I hated it and everyone hated me and thought me terribly pretentious and aloof… Continue reading Skills for driving change

Building a team path for quality

So I've been doing a lot of exercises and reading around leadership - not to become a team lead or change roles or whatever, but because I want to be a good advisor, mentor and advocate for quality in my company. I started with The Leadership Journey by Jim Holmes, mainly because he offered TestBash-goers… Continue reading Building a team path for quality

Shaking up remote retros

They put me in charge of a team retro, the fools. I didn't realise until recently that the remote-first way of working can be pretty unusual even in the dev industry - I've never done an in-person stand-up, kick off or retrospective, and so it's not at all unusual in my mind to do these… Continue reading Shaking up remote retros