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Oct 16, 2019


Tonight was the Liverpool Software Developers Meetup, 16th October 2019, hosted by my work, Yozu. Sarah Gunn (Yozu): Choosing Constructive Changes Sarah is one of Yozu's own (for now) and she dropped an awesome talk about post boxes. She has been teasing the fact she will be doing a post box related...

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Jun 6, 2019

I did my first talk

I'm super excited. I think it went really well. You might have seen a few of my previous posts, with previews of the talk content or how I was feeling. It finally came together and I took to the 'stage' tonight. My talk was titled 'Does it have to be complicated?' and I got all my points across but ...

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Jun 3, 2019

Rewritten Cooking Section

> After getting some great feedback from a colleague, I'm rewriting my 'Cooking' section for my talk. Rather than talking negatively, like good doesn't matter, we're switching it up to be more positive and instead talking about lean eating instead. It's an easy comparison to make for code. These b...

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Jun 2, 2019

Talk Script

INTRO Hey, I’m Craig and this talk is “Does it have to be complicated?” I wanted talk experience, so here I am - this is my first talk. If you have any questions as we’re going through, feel free to interrupt me. Just remember that you’re going to throw me off and probably ruin the whole talk. --- s...

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May 30, 2019

Complexity: Coming Together

Putting my talk all together is proving to be more challenging than I originally thought. I'm full of doubts. Is what I'm saying worthwhile? Will anyone care? Gah, it's stupid really. I know I've had these doubts when I started writing blog posts, tweets, products, even 200WAD entries. I don't think...

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May 29, 2019

Complexity: Code

Oof, talking about code complexity. What the hell have I got myself into? I want to pad this section out with a couple of code examples, maybe even just one. Principles Occam's Razor: effectively, the simplest solution is usually correct. KISS: Keep it simple, stupid. Naming In my day to day develop...

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May 28, 2019

Complexity: Colleagues

Whelp. Time to get fired. Kidding… maybe… What I would say to my new colleague and anyone joining is from this great tweet: > You are smart enough. Learning to code just takes time. Be patient. You'll get there. The complexity of code can be a huge stepping stone for new employees. I'm not even re...

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May 27, 2019

Complexity: Food and Blogs

Complexity can cost time and money. There are pros and cons to everything, including complexity. I want to kept the it of my talk ambiguous. I believe this applies to many different aspects. Code, Design, DevOps, System Architecture but even non-technical aspects too. There is a cooking book I use q...

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May 19, 2019

Does it have to be complicated?

I'm doing a talk on 5th June 2019. Minor spoilers ahead for anyone coming to it… I was somewhat pressured into it, but I don't mind too much, since I wanted to do a talk anyway. I've shied away from it for the usual reasons - embarrassment, self-doubt, what if they don't like it? What if they think ...

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