Testing, Testing TDD18 Dec 2018
Test Driven Development (TDD) has always been an enigma to me. I knew it was important, everyone who is anyone says so. For those of you who don’t know, TDD is an approach to software development, where a test is written before any code. Uncle Bob defines it with three rules: You are not allowed […]
The Entrepreneur ‘Crazy’29 Oct 2018
I’m in the middle of wallpapering my garden office. I’ve been ‘wallpapering’ since the end of August. “Big deal” I hear you say, “what makes that a blogpost?” It’s a blogpost because this is no ordinary wall. And this is no ordinary wallpaper. Let me explain.
The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs 201824 Oct 2018
My biggest prize claim to date was a set of tea plates in a harvest festival village raffle, ooh over twenty years ago. Imagine my shock when Direct Line Business Insurance contacted me to say that I’d won their twitter competition bagging a prize for travel, accommodation and two tickets to the Festival of Female […]
An Unconventional Path into Tech18 Oct 2018
I took part in a panel discussion this week, organised by the HSBC Digital team at CodeNode London, exploring the issues around diversity in tech. I’ve only sat on a few of these events and always come away wishing I’d said more. So here are my afterthoughts…
From Night Owl to Lark9 Oct 2018
It’s Ada Lovelace Day. A time to celebrate the achievements of women in STEM. I’ve spent my morning commute into London pondering on this. As a mother, a wife, a returner holding down a full time position and a tech startup founder, being a women in STEM is damn hard. But I love it.
Tinker, Tailor, Conference Speaker23 Jul 2018
I’ve broken my fear of being a first time conference speaker delivering a tech talk at FullStack London. Although I didn’t want to do this, I knew that at some point I would have to. Back when I was tinkering with code, learning from home, I wanted to find role models of people doing the same. Did older women successfully retrain and move across into tech?