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  1. Weeknotes: 13-26 Jan 2020

    Despite the promise in my first weeknotes, I didn't manage to write anything last week. Spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday at a spa, and we finally got to see Magic Goes Wrong on Sunday which was absolutely glorious (no suspicious packages this time). A Slack app I built for my choir is now officially installed across two Slack workspaces (one of which does not belong to me), which is a great success.

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  2. Weeknotes: 6-12 Jan 2020

    It wasn't until I wrote a “decade in review” draft post and my husband informed me it read like a school essay (it really did) that I realised I needed to chisel the rust off my writing skills. I'm hoping that writing regular weeknotes will provide an opportunity to rediscover my voice and get into the habit of writing more regularly. “But I used to do it all the time,” I whinged, until I realised that posting teenage angst and heavily edited photos on my LiveJournal doesn't quite match up to what I'm hoping to achieve at 30.

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  3. ffconf 2019: future friends beside the seaside

    Now in its 11th year, ffconf is one of the biggest events in the conference calendar for web developers across the UK. Yet somehow I’ve managed to miss every one since I got into tech, because of some reason or another - last year I was at the week-long blockchain sales pitch that is Web Summit - so I was understandably very excited to finally be going.

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  4. What questions should you ask at an engineering interview?

    Tech job interviews are often different flavours of the same thing, regardless of where you apply. Interviewers are likely to ask you questions about your experiences, perhaps a hypothetical question about what you might do in a certain situation, or delve into some of the how-it-works stuff under the hood of whatever programming language you'll be using. However, there's one question that you can guarantee will come up: ‘Do you have any questions for us?’

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