The happy dev community: A value-driven manifesto.

In the collaborative world, we are in, dev-communities can easily thrive, fail, or merely survive. The best developer and coder communities and projects often create a culture where everyone feels valued and safe both as a newcomer or veteran. Here are some core values I believe in creating and sustaining happy developer communities in the … Continue reading The happy dev community: A value-driven manifesto.

The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You (WordCamp CT Talk)

Chat with Us This is something I have rewatched of myself speaking at WordCamp 2016 in Cape Town - mostly because I needed to listen to my own advice and reposting because I feel many should listen to this as well. This is for everyone. https://videopress.com/v/dhGqDhV5 Audio: The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You. Transcript … Continue reading The WordPress Community, Mental Wellness, and You (WordCamp CT Talk)

Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19

Small businesses are the lifeblood of many economies around the world. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is having a disproportionate impact on these businesses, who lack the resources of larger organizations to stay open. Here is a list of technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period. Book: The Top … Continue reading Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19

On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

Here is a thought experiment. Imagine two clocks; both analogue. The first clock is broken. But in terms of accuracy its exactly correct twice a day. The second clock is a minute off; technically, it's the most useful one; but it's never exactly correct. But it's the one thats useful. I see coding and the … Continue reading On usefulness over accuracy in dev – the broken clock conundrum.

4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).

If I were to look back over my last decade in the tech world and pick one thing as my single best decision as a developer - I'd say choosing to study psychology rather than computer science. The most significant impact studying psychology had was on my communication skills, which, as a developer, put me … Continue reading 4 Simple Tips to Better Communication for devs. (or how to avoid conflict, confusion, and talk to people).