GDD07UK: New features in the Maps API

Review: New features in the Maps API at GDD07UK, The Brewery in London, 52 Chiswell Street, London 13:45 to 14:30 The talk started with a history/overview of Google Maps API - this was quite useful to me, because I wasn't that familiar with API to star… more »

Google Developer Day 2007 UK - Morning Sessions

OK, so I know I said I'd post at the weekend, and instead it's been a week, but I'm sure I'll catch up eventually... In this post I'll cover the morning - basically the keynote and lunch, and yes, before you ask, in my opinion anything up until the end… more »

In-the-Brain of Erik Doernenburg: Why Agile Teams Fail

Review: Why Agile Teams Fail at Skills Matter, Sekforde Street, London 18:30 to 20:30 Erik started with a discussion of what motivates people towards agile practices. He quoted a recent study (I'm not sure, but I think he meant this one from the IEEE)… more »

Scriptaculous Draggable and Z-index

I was building a prototype today using the Scriptaculous Draggable object. It was a fairly simple idea, a set of 'items' along the top of the page which could be dragged onto a selection of timeslots below, the idea being that by dragging the item to th… more »

The Social Impact of the Web: Society, Government and the Internet

Last Friday I attended The Social Impact of the Web, an event organised and hosted by The RSA. It was one of two events I attended last week, but the only one I managed to be on time for :roll: so the only one I'm in a position to present my summary and… more »

More communicating with geeks

After my post two weeks ago, where I exhorted non-technical managers to improve their communication skills rather than distract their technical staff with improving theirs, I came across two articles this week that struck me as being very related. Fir… more »

Communicate with your geeks

Last week I was reading a blog post on Angry Aussie - 6 essential communication tips for IT workers and it set me to thinking:So why are communications skills being focused on in IT roles where this has not traditionally been a prime requisite. In short,… more »