Back in Bristol

Monday, July 11th, 2016

It's been a long time since I've written anything on this blog, and I have a lot of ground to cover. Since I last updated, I've spent 18 months in America, worked on some amazing projects and learned ...

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Making a Mockery of Python

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

*This post was originally published on the [TrackMaven engineering blog](* Today we will be talking about mocking. No, not the joke ...

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Markdown: Speed and Denormalisation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Two weeks ago, I posted about an easy way to render Markdown content on a Django site using a template filter. The post generated an interesting couple of responses, which centred around the speed advantages of denormalisation.

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Bias In Tech: Reading And Resources

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

I love working in technology. However, over the last year, I've become increasingly aware of the problem of bias in the tech industry. Many people like to think of the tech world as a meritocracy, but in reality this is far from the truth. This post is a list of resources that have opened my eyes to some of the inherent biases in tech, as well as a short explanation of why I believe everyone should know about - and care about - making tech a more open and diverse community. Feel free to skip straight to the resources, since they are the important part!

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