Technology and start-ups are both renowed for being able to take over your life. Therefore it’s probably unsurprising that after 8 years in tech startups I’ve completely lost the concept of a balance between life and work. One thing that I began to realise is that “work” is not just that which your boss expects of you, the targets that have been set or what … Continue reading Attaining work life balance
“Formal education will make you a living, but self education will make you a fortune”, Jim Rohn Continue reading Earning a living vs a fortune
Edinburgh is a beautiful city. It’s a place that strikes the balance between nature and urban activity, friendliness and business. We are lucky enough to have a combination of heritage centres, world class universities, record breaking arts festivals and substantial business support all spread out round Scotland’s leading tourist attraction. I have travelled round the world (literally), visited many countries, and I always look forward to … Continue reading Bring more talent to Edinburgh!
Last week I wanted to create an exciting new website. The designers I work with were all busy and, as an engineer at heart, I don’t have much of a design following in my network. So based on recommendations I went to 99designs. I set up the contest with what details I had and was delighted at the mock ups that were sent in. Those … Continue reading Shouldn’t contractors have to take risks?
Fantastic news – I’ve been voted onto the board of ScotlandIS! I’m very excited about being involved in shaping the future of Scotland’s technology scene but I’m also honoured that such a group is interested in what I have to say or contribute 🙂 Hopefully over the next few years we can promote software and technology not only as a great career choice but also … Continue reading Voted onto a board!