Technology Zoë Bryant

How to make an accessible address finder

Accessibility is a massive topic, and, if you are a developer who doesn't have much control over the designs, it can feel like a lot of it is out of your control.

With a few simple coding changes, we can make our features accessible. In this blog post I will walk you through how I approach making an existing feature accessible in three steps.

Technology Stuart Harris

Deploy a Microservices application as though it was a Monolith, from a Monorepo to a Microplatform...

You will know that the microservices pattern is very popular right now. For good reason, because it enables Evolutionary Architecture. Each service’s bounded context allows it to evolve on its own roadmap. This gives us great domain-based separation of concerns so we can move very quickly while being more scalable and highly available. When done properly.

Leadership,UX & Design Andreas Conradi

Consultant skill 3: Inspire divergent thinking by asking

Most management consultants hone their skills in deductive, convergent thinking. Considering pros and cons and making informed decisions. Design consultants bring another skill to the table. Divergent thinking aims to create better options in the first place, before narrowing down and making decisions in the convergent phase. It requires an empathetic, generative, and optimistic approach.

Leadership,UX & Design Andreas Conradi

Consultant skill 2: A more intentional inquiry

When a problem is initially stated, everyone assumes they understand it in the same way. That might be false because we tend to unconsciously fill the gaps with our own projections, and colour in the words with our own point of view. My aim for this article is to show how we can be more effective and intentional with our questions.

Technology Matt Paul

React London Meetup - August 2017

After a brief summer hiatus, the React London monthly meet up made it’s way back to Skills Matter in Moorgate. Three very interesting talks followed....

Technology Dominik Piatek

Do you even Curry On? Chess timers, the halting problem and tapas. A conference report.

Programming is a vast landscape, though you'd be forgiven to think otherwise. You just might've been sucked into the bubble of Ruby of Rails bonanza for the last 10 years. Or you've been busy solving the halting problem. Or maybe you've been building this language which has types for its type (types) and you have not written a line of it but it's all in your proofs. Or you are upgrading to Angular 5. But lately, you've been having this feeling at the back of your head: is this all there is? Surely not?