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Charlotte Godley

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Explicit not Implicit

A repeated complaint of mine since joining a new company, one which heavily relies on a task board, is that we have a lot of tasks. Some of them are old, most of them are ill-defined, and a lot of them are just notes of what people have felt they Read more →


Training on call newbies

Recently my team established a first and second line support mechanism at work. Essentially, the idea is to address the need to train newer or lesser experienced people on the team for being on call on their own. During work there will be one person on first line who should Read more →


Speaker writers block

One of my aims for this year is to have done a professional talk at a conference on something I actually work on. As someone who's done a few talks at meet ups, one at EMF Camp and various workshops before, it's the next logical step, but I found an Read more →


Rewriting my road trip app

This is another rehash post where I mention an app I wrote poorly to try to improve my life and we discuss why it was bad and how I've totally rewritten it. I guess this is what I do in my free time so that I don't do it professionally. Read more →


Meal planner, revisited

About a year ago I wrote about screen scraping the BBC Good Food website. That turned out to be a lot harder than I initially thought and needless to say there's so much ambiguity in the data people are able to enter on there that I gave up. I decided Read more →


Welcome to Ghost

You're live! Nice. We've put together a little post to introduce you to the Ghost editor and get you started. You can manage your content by signing in to the admin area at /ghost/. When you arrive, you can select this post from a list Read more →


Learning the cello

At age 9 I started the clarinet. My eldest sister started the flute several years before, my middle sister started the saxophone, so the final non-double reeded woodwind instrument fitted the pattern. At age 11 I started the saxophone. They're fairly similar, in fact parts of them use the same Read more →


Learning the cello

At age 9 I started the clarinet. My eldest sister started the flute several years before, my middle sister started the saxophone, so the final non-double reeded woodwind instrument fitted the pattern. At age 11 I started the saxophone. They're fairly similar, in fact parts of them use the same Read more →


2017 to do list

Get back to volunteering at minimum 1 STEMNET activity More optimistically, take the funds I had left over from hubbub and expand the kits I have to include sensors. Go to a meetup every 3 or so months (minimum) Go to a different country every 3 months for a weekend Read more →