31 Jul

WTF? What the FinTech?

I’ve recently been talking to people about my new “FinTech” venture and I’ve discovered that this term isn’t very well known outside the startup community. In the last few years there have been a number of new terms popping up all over the place. BioTech, FinTech, MedTech, etc… So,...
27 Jul

Farewell from Tatts

Friday 27th July is my last day at Tatts/Tabcorp and I wanted to say thanks to everyone who has made my last few years at Tatts a memorable time.  I’ve had the privilege of working in almost every area of technology, either directly or indirectly, through the improvement team.  I’ve also...
24 Nov

Leadership development for technical professionals

For people who work in a technical profession it’s vital to continually learn and grow our skills to keep up with the pace of change.  However, one area that’s too often neglected by technical staff is that of leadership.  For the past few months I have been participating in...
25 Oct

3 Startup Culture Hacks

Cale and Shaw, FairDealFX
Last week Cale and myself both took a week of leave from our full-time jobs in a large company and we worked on our startup (FairDealFX) at Fishburners, a co-working space in the Brisbane CBD. Neither of us are strangers to the startup community, both having been involved in...
29 Aug

Convention Tests

AKA: Protecting “future me” I needed a way to ensure that I didn’t stupidly include internal data types in WebAPI methods Installation Install-Package TestStack.ConventionTests Example Usepublic class ApiControllersShould {public void UseDtoParameterTypes() { // Define some data var methods = Methods.InAssemblyOf("Api Controller Methods", t => t.Where(p...
28 May

Thinking differently about hiring

Every business these days is working in a fast moving, disrupted, technology-driven world. In order to survive we need to be constantly thinking outside the box, and potentially contrary to the ways we’ve been working for years. If we continue to hire people who think the same way...