Nick combines all the key aspects you want from a great dev - he's exceptionally technically capable, he lives the values and ethos of modern Agile practices, and he never loses sight of the commercial drivers for what is being built and why.
Neal Champion, Delivery Manager, Royal London
Nick is a software engineer, code craftsman and testing evangelist. He is also a TDD practitioner and trainer; team builder and code leader. Learn more about his skills and experience by reading his online cv (résumé).
Nick is currently specialising in Front end React SPAs and Node.js serverless based microservices on AWS.
Nick works as an independent consultant at Deliverist, currently providing software engineering and technical consultancy for Fidelity Global Digital Wealth.
Nick focuses on successful execution and decision making based on critical thinking and evidence. He excels at helping startups get to market using lean principles. He also uses that experience to help larger companies with their software engineering and agile transformations.
Nick’s knowledge of development best practices is second to none, and as dev lead he introduced many improvements to the working practices at Waitrose, these included a comprehensive testing approach, continuous integration, build and release pipelines and much more.
Paul Brownsmith, Front end Developer, Waitrose
published: 25 May 2011
A roundup of a talk by Mary Poppendieck
Thanks to Skillsmatter and the Poppendieck’s for putting on this wonderful free talk up in Farringdon and I look forward to coming to more of these in the future! I feel very lucky to have heard Mary & Tom Poppendieck’s talk this evening.
published: 19 May 2011
Encouraging our developers to present to the team
While trying to get volunteers from our development team excited about delivering some technical presentations to the rest of the team I created a list of talks that I would like to hear.
published: 9 April 2011
On developers helping businesses grow
So I read a great article by Wil Shipley about success and the types of software start-ups. He has this wonderful tortured analogy about whether your are behaving like a farmer (“You husband the soil to ensure that it’ll keep providing for you for years and years”) or a miner (“You’ll make a big score, then the land will be spent, and you move on, leaving an unusable crater.”)
published: 17 November 2010
Learning through podcasts: some recommendations
If there was 1 thing I wish I had learnt earlier in my professional career it would be: “read more blogs and watch/ listen to more podcasts/webcasts.” Of course neither of these things were around when I started my career.
published: 24 May 2010
Aggregating results using Linq
Now, I’m going to have to admit something: I’m still a Linq beginner. But every day I use it I love it more and more.