Weeknote 458: The First Clapham Global Digital Sociology Conference, 2019

This week I have learned: that there are a few other folks in the world of digital and technology who come from a background in sociology- a fab meet up with Lisa Talia Moretti in the week to talk about people-centric approaches to technology and change. so much about how housing stock enters into the … Continue reading Weeknote 458: The First Clapham Global Digital Sociology Conference, 2019

Weeknote 457 – jigsaws

Things I have learned this week: Joining a new organisation is a little bit like doing a jigsaw puzzle. I'm currently at the stage where I'm trying to find the corner and edge pieces, and wondering where someone hid the box with the picture on it! It's great to meet my immediate team in technology … Continue reading Weeknote 457 – jigsaws

A new direction

On Friday, for the first time in over six years, I will be walking through the doors of an organisation as an employee. At the end of this week, I become Richmond Housing Partnership's Head of Technology and Transformation. Over the past few years, I've become increasingly interested in how homes are provided in the … Continue reading A new direction

Weeknote 455: card play

This week I have learned: the Czech word ┼ákoda means "damage" Germans refer to quotation marks as "Geese Feet"... ... at the @ sign as "spider monkey". I still have cognitive dissonance with the idea of a posh hotel in Watford. I mean, we used to have one called the Spider's Web... The cards get … Continue reading Weeknote 455: card play

“The Basics”

I was a part of a fascinating thread of conversation on Twitter last night about the challenges of delivering technology within organisations, particularly those with legacy and those that are big and/or organisationally complex. https://twitter.com/thommeread/status/1178614943895228416 Tom is in charge of the technology at the Ministry of Justice, and so has legacy, size and complexity in … Continue reading “The Basics”

Weeknote 453: Simon

At the weekend I heard the terrible news that my friend and former Imagination colleague Simon King had passed away, quite suddenly, a few days before. I've had two really great bosses in my working life. Simon was one of them. The support, space, assistance and occasional kick up the arse that he provided in … Continue reading Weeknote 453: Simon