Last month I talked about how easy it is to work from home, but to work from home effectively is hard. Likewise, making a video can be easy, but *really connecting* with your audience via video is hard. This is especially true for business videos. There is so much content that it is easy for people to […]
Wow. Hasn’t this been the world’s largest ‘working from home’ experiment? Developers working remotely or from home were quite common in our software industry even before the Covid-19 lockdown. At SSW, I’ve always been reluctant to do more than minimal work from home, for a few reasons; I believe co-located Scrum Teams are better It’s a lot […]
This weekend I saw Coogee Beach packed to the rafters with parties. I also saw that The Oaks Hotel in Neutral Bay and The Coogee Bay Hotel were full of people who are either oblivious or stupid. Note: Sadly, the Australian numbers are now much worse than below explained by this .gif: 2 weeks ago […]
SSW China have been working closely with the District Government in China to develop an application that will help reduce the spread of Coronavirus. Split into two smaller apps, it has revolutionised reporting during this deadly outbreak. The Government called us during the Lunar New Year, and commissioned SSW to build this with absolute urgency. […]
About a year ago, during SSW’s annual retreat in Brisbane, we started to imagine what the world would look like if the SSW Rules site was easier to use. Therefore, we had to find an alternative to SharePoint’s content management features. The first tech we evaluated was an Angular application. Even though we love building […]
2019 ended in uncertainty for a lot of people across Australia. Our bush fire season started a lot earlier than usual, and this year the fires are insanely bigger, and burning more land than ever before. It’s been devastating, and there is no end in sight for some areas that have been affected. What has […]
At SSW each year we are lucky to deliver a lot of cool projects. I want to call out one project that solved a complex business challenge, and was fun to deliver. It had the usual, modern web technologies and cloud, and the project really benefited from great DevOps practices. The lead developer was SSW Solution Architect, Matt Wicks. […]
About 2 years ago, I had a very serious accident on my motor bike that put me in hospital and wrote off my bike. As I reported I recovered fine. It was a shiny black cruiser, a Honda VTX 1800C fat-boy motorcycle, – a loud gorgeous bike. Even though I hadn’t had a stack since […]
2018 was a whirlwind year and one that I’m very proud of. It’s fun to look back on and share with you all. This year SSW launched 2 new user groups, hit our highest utilisation rates for client bookings, and ran dozens of sold-out training courses around Australia.
On a more personal level, I was lucky enough to be renewed as a Microsoft MVP for more than the 15th time, presented at a bunch of conferences, both in Australia and abroad, and spent several months living and working in Hangzhou, China with my little one, Ruby. Then, the whole family joined me at the end of the year in December.
September has come and gone and NDC Sydney is over. SSW was a large part of this great conference, which is personally my favourite event of the year.
Of course, I love going to NDC Oslo, but there’s nothing like having the Norwegians come to your home town. This was the 3rd annual Sydney event and it was awesome. The conference is a 5-day event (September 18-21), composed of 2 days of workshops and 3 days of presentations.