Saturday, September 24, 2011

And for something completely different, I'm talking at the Sydney Hackathon, at Sydney Uni. Come along, it's bound to be a lot of fun!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Sydney Startup Weekend this weekend!

This weekend I will be one of the mentors at the Sydney Startup Weekend. It starts tonight at 6:30pm at the Australian Technology Park, in Everleigh. Come along, it's going to be a great weekend!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Not quite so ranty Mouse

I got asked at a user group last week why I've stopped ranting. I spent a good ten years ranting across a wide variety of blogging platforms, and since becoming a DevRel at Google, I've stopped.

I had to think for a couple of days as to why I haven't felt the need to get it off my chest of late. The short summary is that joining Google has highlighted the fact that all the tools you need to build world beating software are already out there. It's just a matter of investing the time in learning the tools, the technology, and mastering a domain that interests you.

Interested in mobile phones? Learn Android. Interested in web applications? AppEngine and GWT give you enormous power. Want to build games? WebGL is up and running in the latest Chrome and Firefox betas, with Opera not too far behind. And if you are really hardcore, Native Client is shaping up as a good way to ship C++ code to clients without having to deal with cross platform and logitics head aches.

I always thought that the geniuses at Google had access to amazing tools that allowed them to build applications like Google Docs that were beyond the reach of mere mortals. Now that I have spent time amongst Googlers, I've realised that all of these applications were built by very smart, very dedicated teams. That level of dedication is open to anyone, if they choose to chase their dreams...

Monday, January 10, 2011

Testing, testing, 1... 2... 3...

How can you tell the difference between a drummer and a roadie? How do you know if the stage is level? How can you tell it's been too long since I've been on stage?

I start making drummer jokes. Oh, and testing blogger / buzz integration. There is a reason for this post, but it hasn't happened yet. You could say this post is a stepping stone to a bigger post, a better future... and more drummer jokes.