Paul Johnston 🌍 need: NED, advisory, consulting Profile picture
Co-founder @PollinateHQ - Buying a farm * Climate/Tech/CTO/Strategy/NED/Advisory * ex-GDS/ex-AWS * @pauldjohnston@mastodon. green * Christian
KimSia Sim πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ’»πŸ“— Profile picture 1 subscribed
Sep 7, 2018 β€’ 8 tweets β€’ 2 min read
There's a whole lot of people online saying they still look things up or make stupid mistakes when coding after X years in tech.

I definitely still do. I'm not perfect. Documentation is important. I look up stuff that is easy all the time. I make really dumb mistakes. But I've also spent over 20 years coding in multiple different languages and doing various different roles.

I haven't always been someone that writes code.

Writing code is not what I do that adds value.
Aug 18, 2018 β€’ 13 tweets β€’ 3 min read
Thread: My wife was at the supermarket today picking up some bits and pieces and she got chatting to the young guy at the checkout.

They had a chat... He had decided after school not to go to University and had been working there for a couple of years but was excited now because he was about to go.
Aug 14, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 1 min read
Gave my Dad an echo dot yesterday. He has macular degeneration and I thought it might help. Installed a big company's skill for him to help with trains (my parents can't drive any more) and watched the interaction.

It was terrible.

Sometimes tech just doesn't get it I completely understood the interaction and the questions.

A 70+ yr old?

He asked a perfectly reasonable question about when the next train from X to Y was and the response was

"Do you want to plan a journey?"

Which was a bit confusing because he'd just said that
Jul 16, 2018 β€’ 21 tweets β€’ 5 min read

So, let's have a quick chat about CI/CD and #serverless.

This will be more "overview" than in depth (it's twitter after all) CI and CD* are not the same thing

*and there are 2 types of CD
Jun 23, 2018 β€’ 4 tweets β€’ 2 min read
Well, Germany are rubbish this year #WorldCup #GERSWE Spoke too soon. Sweden are trying very hard to lose #WorldCup #GERSWE
Apr 16, 2018 β€’ 20 tweets β€’ 3 min read
THREAD: A good practice is for each AWS Lambda function to do one thing rather than bundle all functionality into one function.

Why? A quick answer is that the smaller the Lambda function, the faster it will load and the quicker it should run (depending on libraries etc), but that's very simplistic