My Posts

Some of the blog posts I've made over time can be found below. Alternatively, see my posts as in terms of categories or by tags.

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OggCamp 2018

A look at my time at OggCamp 2018, the talks I presented and attended.

My Path from School to University to Work

A look back at my journey up to now, the choices I’ve made, and what advice I have for others who are embarking on their own journeys into tech.

Some exciting job and knowledge-sharing news

Moving into Quality Engineering, publishing Chef training courses, conference speaking about Chef at OggCamp and the complex mess that is this very static website at DevOpsDays London.

Deploying to Netlify using GitLab CI

How adding two lines to my .gitlab-ci.yml migrated my existing site from GitLab Pages to Netlify.

Bundling Common Rake Tasks into a Gem

An example of how to create a helper gem for common Rake task, using the real-world example of Chef cookbooks.

2017 in Review

A look back over the awesome (and not so awesome) things that happened in 2017, and a look forward to what 2018 holds.

Hackference 2017

My summary of the Hackference 2017 conference and hackathon.

GitLab Review Apps with Capistrano and Nginx

Spinning up a version of your application on every push, so others don’t have to manually get the code up and running locally.

Building Chef Cookbooks with GitLab (Part 1)

An introduction to how to build a cookbook using GitLab’s Continuous Integration platform in conjunction with kitchen-docker.

Why You Should Use GitLab.com

A discussion about the reasons that I would greatly recommend the GitLab.com platform for all your Git hosting, opposed to its competitors.

FOSDEM 2017

A few words ahead of the storm of articles.

Open S-awesome

A month of giving back, and a very honest post-mortem of what I learned.

Hacktoberfest 2016

A few words about my excitement for the start of Hacktoberfest, and some ideas on how to get started yourself.

The Sony Hack

A discussion about Sony Pictures Entertainment being hacked in the months before the release of the action comedy, The Interview, and its depiction of Kim Jong Un.

Game of Drones

Discussing how drones will be shaping the future of the delivery business.