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InuitCSS and Gatsby - My First Plugin

Ever since my first dealings with JavaScript, programming the status bar of Netscape Navigator and bringing up annoying alert boxes, I've…

Keeeep Smiling!

At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was humbled when I thought of my sister, a NHS doctor, putting herself in harm’s way, being a real…

Come out of your shell and learn Bash

One thing I noticed whenever I'd kick off a new cohort at We Got Coders, was that despite all my efforts, often students would arrive…

Learn To Code the Jedi Way

TLDR: If you’re going to be a Jedi, you need to know how to construct your own lightsaber. If you’re going to learn to code, you’ll need to…

Ruby Unconference 2018 Protobufs, gRPC and Ruby

One of my favourite Ruby meetups is the London Ruby Unconference, which took place last Saturday, just round the corner from Buckingham…

Learn Coding to Break Your Programming

Kryten is my favourite Red Dwarf character. He's logical, collected and responsible, the sardonic guardian without whom the hapless crew…

How I Teach Coding - The Monolithic Approach

Every time I’d welcome a new cohort of my coding bootcamp We Got Coders, I’d give a speech about learning to code, and why we approached our…

Gotta Start Somewhere

If only I could go back in time and talk to my 20 year old self. What wise advice and beneficial hindsight I could bring! Mine Bitcoin! Take…