Back to Fortnightly

Back to Fortnightly

Due to life this blog is going back to fortnightly, with short interviews from CodeGarden starting next week...I'm also always on twitter @DuncanThom…

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After the Tech Conference

After the Tech Conference

So after preparing and going to the conference then everything is done, yes? Well not quite...... We look at following up after a conference and how I did at CodeGarden.…

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Things to Do At the Con

Things to Do At the Con

Following on from prep before a conference and then applying them to CodeGarden I have a look at what to do at the actual conference.…

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Prep for CodeGarden

Prep for CodeGarden

Following from the planning for tech conferences I look at applying those to Umbraco CodeGarden CodeGarden is the largest conference for Umbraco, held each year in Denmark. For CodeGarden 2017 this is in the city of Odense.…

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Plan for Tech Conferences in 7 Ways

Plan for Tech Conferences in 7 Ways

I've turned up to conferences with no idea who would be there or what sessions to go to... So now I'm looking at practical ways to prepare for a conferences, after experiences of SQL Bits, SQL Saturdays, DDD Southwest and Umb UK 7. The follow-up post applies this list to CodeGarden 2017, the main Umbraco conference.…

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3 (5) Podcasts for Umbraco Developers

3 (5) Podcasts for Umbraco Developers

I've written about podcasts before, and today I have some for Umbraco Developers.…

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umBristol - Tech and Community for 7+ Years

umBristol - Tech and Community for 7+ Years

Previously I looked at an Umbraco group in Cardiff and now jump across the Bristol Channel to umBristol.…

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Ten Tips from a Year of Blogging

Ten Tips from a Year of Blogging

Most bloggers give up within the first year, so I'm proud to celebrate a year since my first blog on May 1st 2016, making 43 in total. I only went weekly in November which is why it's not 53. I intend to persevere for another year, and I'll start by sharing some things I've learnt on the way.…

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Beyond the Editor of PyCharm Community Edition

Beyond the Editor of PyCharm Community Edition

In the first part of our PyCharm Community review we looked at features of the code editor, how to navigate and configure it. This time I look at the other sections such as Documentation, Plugins and more Settings.…

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Randomisation and 5 Areas it is Used

Randomisation and 5 Areas it is Used

Since I first got into tabletop role-playing games and created tools for creating characters and other elements in those games, I've taken an interest in Random() functions and generators. Here we start a longer look into the ecosystem, tools and coding around randomisation with 5 areas which make heavy or interesting usage of them.…

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