Go, month 1

Around 3 weeks ago I switched job, and am now wading my way through learning a new codebase, zfs and other storage systems, data science and as this blog post’s title would suggest, Go.

Tech Days Online

I was invited to speak about Container Orchestration at Microsoft Tech Days Online today. It was a lot of fun, there were some interesting points made and a good day overall. Thanks a lot to Gabriel for organising and for all the Microsoft cohort at the reactor for being so lovely all day :)

Laughing at failure

About 6 months ago I was working on a feature of our pipeline - deleting old resources. Just before I started the ticket, my colleague and I were discussing adding testing to our bash scripts, something that seemed daunting and painful to both of us. We pushed it under the rug and said “nah, let’s just try it and then see what happens”.

Piwars: retrospective

A few weeks back Amy and I competed in PiWars. I’m actually pretty proud we did it, and Amy’s decoration got a lot of compliments and mentions during the day (I basically just said “cut a board, do some stuff around the forest fighters theme” which was the title she’d picked). I had a definite #ProudMentor moment when a dad and his daughter of a similar age to Amy came by to “ask the experts” about them doing the same thing.

PiWars, A Mentor's Prologue

Around March of this year I volunteered at my first PiWars. This is a competition ran every year in Cambridge by the ever fantastic Mike Horne (@recantha) and Tim Richardson(@geeky_tim).