Cancer is very prevalent in my family. My mum has had breast cancer; she has 5 siblings – 4 out of the 5 got cancer too. It really runs down one side of my family. So, this topic is pretty important to me, especially having two beautiful girls myself. We do a lot of software projects at […]
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.
I love these end of year review posts. When you’re in the thick of a project, it can be hard to see the forest for the trees, but when you stop, reflect, and look back… it’s a beautiful landscape. That’s what this year has been like. Celebrity deaths, the US election, the SSW reno… phew. […]
Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE) has a great track record building solutions on the Microsoft stack and are in fact one of the largest users of SharePoint in the Southern Hemisphere. BCE engaged SSW to build a strategic planning tool that would be super powerful, flexible, and easy to use for all of their schools administrators […]
At SSW we build software for a large range of clients, from start ups to massive enterprises and even our own internal projects. We care that the software we build is secure, maintainable and testable. Successful devs use great tools, great frameworks, and follow best practices. Choosing great tools like ReSharper and Octopus Deploy is […]
What a corker this year has been. We’ve had a lot of excitement within SSW. We’ve made a lot of changes, and run a lot of new events, and these things couldn’t have happened without the wonderful people who work with me. I’d like to give you a summary of a few of the cool […]
Creating an ouroboros, or: how coding boot camp students created SugarLearning, a tool that now runs their course
I’m having a ball this month – I’ve been to Melbourne to give 3 presentations at TechEd and I get to do the same again at TechEd Sydney in a couple of weeks. I’m also enjoying the hubbub and excitement of getting ready to release SugarLearning, which was made by the students of the first […]
It has been an amazing, intense 9 weeks, and while I’m sad that it is over, I couldn’t be more proud of the guys and what they’ve achieved. They’ve all improved in different ways: Some of them arrived with a lot of experience… now they are awesome. Some were juniors straight out of uni… they’re […]
Figure: BCE SPARROW uses a ‘metro’ design with all the latest Nuget packages for elegant, consistent and usable design The benefits of continually improving our processes and practices around the Scrum methodology were never more apparent than with the project we have recently completed for Brisbane Catholic Education (BCE). As developers, we’ve all worked on […]