• Social Media: A force for good or evil?

    January 16, 2015

    In March his year, in my role as STEM Ambassador, I am lucky enough to be giving a guest lecture at Falkirk Science Festival for 16-18 year olds. The topic is “Social Media: a force for good or evil”. Sitting down to write the blurb for the lecture, I quickly found that finding the words […]

  • Using Clojure for Sentiment Analysis of the Twittersphere

    January 15, 2015

    One of my favourite talks to give in 2014 was about sentiment analysis using Clojure. I’ve pulled together one of the videos with the slides below. In particular, thank you to audiences in Belgium, Poland and Germany for making sure I pronounced datensparsamkeit correctly 😉

  • Size Matters

    January 14, 2015

    An important and contentious topic within IT which, in my experience, closely relates to success is size: Size of change programs Size of a projects Size of a teams Size of software Size of classes/objects Size of functions/methods People in the trenches of software development, i.e. the people cutting code, have learned some hard lessons […]