• "I had a website, but hosting was too expensive...other options look difficult to use" This was something I heard recently from a family member. I immediately suggested they look into [Netlify](https://www.netlify.com), specifically [Netlify Drop](h...

  • Have you ever needed to update information on a web page on short notice but found the whole process complicated, slow and error prone? Editing the code, re deploying...wouldn't it be great if you could do that in a simple admin console without chang...

  • This year has gone by so fast. The constant stream of events, courses, workshops and road trips has helped it to fly by and it's not letting up! As much as I have done and still have to do, I am constantly grateful for the opportunities I have been #...

  • Long time no blog! The last year went very fast. I moved to America and I went back and forth between the US, Australia and New Zealand a few times. We are finally settled in here and have begun the process of getting our Green Cards. I also acqui...

  • I recently, as in a few weeks ago, moved to Mountain View for three months. My partner was asked to relocate to his company's new office here and we decided it would be a great opportunity for us both. I thought the move would make for a good blog...

  • In 1981, Bill Gates and his buddy Neil Konzen sat down in the early hours and wrote DONKEY.BAS, commonly known as Donkey. In 2016, Roseanna sat down in the early hours of the morning and re-wrote Donkey in an attempt to get it running on an old Tos...

  • Late last year I stumbled across a tutorial that was featured on Hacker News. It was a [How I Start](http://howistart.org/posts/clojure/1/) article about Clojure, and using it to create a Markov Chain Twitter Bot. I pinned it to my browser with hones...

  • This is something all people struggle with at one point or another. To work smarter and in a way that makes future work easier, or to rush and get things done, but not actually DONE done. Since I have started a new role as a dev, I have found this ...

  • I had this great idea… Because I am a visual person, I find services like JS Bin really helpful. I’m also all about the feedback. I like to allocate a portion of my day to message my friends and bug them with questions about my work, like…”Is the col...

  • Hello there, if you have the time I'd like to talk to you about Firebase… I had heard Firebase mentioned around the place; during various seminars and discussions. When my partner began using it to host a few of his apps I could see how powerful an...

  • Recently I attended a Girl Geek event at the Amazon Web Service (AWS) office in Sydney. It was a workshop aimed at teaching people how to create a web server with the AWS infrastructure. For anyone unfamiliar with AWS, they provide a huge range of ...

  • I thought today I would talk about Canva. I have been using Canva for a while now and have found it very useful. For years I have used photoshop. For photo editing, digital drawing, posters, social media content and so on. Also all of the assets for ...

  • Recently I had an idea for a simple phone application that I wanted to make. I have never worked on a mobile app before so I was excited to look at what technologies were available. Because the app I wanted to make was quite straight forward, I dec...