List of books, blogs, articles, conferences, facilitation, games, advise, tips, meet-ups, training, frames that you too might find useful.
Collection of resources for psychological safety at work.
Collection of resources for retrospectives.
A great guide from the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (now that’s a mouthful!) on helping you to communicate in an agile environment.
Many folks ask “Oi hai, would you have recommendations on good literature for … “. And I end up sending the same books over and over again. Thus here’s a collated list of my recommendations on reading about things. So here we go, The Grand Literature Post (in no particular order).
Took me a while to find so thought I’d write this down.
Long overdue … here’s the part two of how to build your own balanced hosting in AWS. In we got the basics together and you should have a running instance. Next we’ll get the instance to serve something and then attach it to a load balancer. The whole thing should consist of 1x load balancer, 1x webserver, 2x security groups, 1x public URLs in the end. 1. Install a web server We’ll first need to get a web server running on the host and serve simple pages as the Load Balancer needs to know the host is alive. We’re going to install the stack including Apache Web Server, PHP5 and MySQL database.
Recently we needed to give the flat keys to a builder so he could paint the front door of the flat. Landlord had organized it so we had no idea who was about to enter the flat and I wanted to be sure I’d know he (or they) stays in the entrance. As I didn’t have an IP camera I started thinking … A-ha! Playstation Move. I bought one a while back and hardly used it. I’d also want to be able to see the captured images remotely and only collect data when there’s a change - storage is cheap but still limited. Dropbox would do.
So we have a tech team Beer o’clock on Fridays, at 5pm in the breakout room.
I’ve found Hover a good for registering domains. It’s fairly inexpensive, easy to use and customer services seem to be quick and resolve issues fast (at least the one time I had to modify details I input in accident … ).
The great thing about building your own hosting solution instead of renting from a provider is you’ll get an idea what’s goes on under the hood of a typical website. AWS is pretty good for that: you get a free taster of bigger things and can experiment and learn as you go.