Orienting Teams around the Axis of Change

Tech is a very fluid and changing world, but one of the most lasting truths in technology is Conway’s Law. Any organization that designs a system will inevitably produce a design whose structure is a copy of the organization’s communication structure. “How do committees invent?“, Melvin Conway What does Conway’s

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A Shortcut to Continuous Delivery

“Continuous Delivery” is a concept in software development where updates to IT products are promoted to production on a rapid cadence. Each organisation and industry is different, but delivering changes at least once a day is a commonly accepted definition. While there are obvious risks to releasing code at such

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Can you make a Raspberry Pi Security Camera?

This weekend’s geeky challenge: Making a Raspberry Pi Security Camera. TL;DR – Here’s a basic, practically-ready-to-deploy, open-source Raspberry Pi security camera. Brief Mostly because I’m cheap (but partly to reduce the scope and therefore increase chance of success) I added a few constraints: Periodic still image capture is OK (streaming

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The Rise of the Blockchain

Within a few short years we could find our banking system is bankrupt. No, I’m not trying to predict another subprime mortgage collapse, and this isn’t another anti-Trump message of doom (although his lack of understanding of ‘the cyber’ and affinity with traditional business models will not help the United States

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