Posts that are about Michael

Farewell, Nexmo/Vonage!

After almost 4 years, the time to move on from Vonage has come. I wasn’t really looking for a new role when I chatted to Phil about their open PHP developer advocate role, but the opportunity to …

Michael, as your manager

Last updated: April 2021

Michael, as your colleague

Last updated: April 2021


It doesn't seem too long since I was writing my Farewell, DataSift! post (in fact, it's only been 9 months), but sadly it's time to write another one.

Presenting 21 talks in 2016

When I got my first conference acceptance for 2016 from PHPUK back in early November 2015, I had no idea that it was the start of something much bigger.

Two weeks as an author

It's just over two weeks since Ansible: Beginner to Pro was published and I was finally brave enough to take a look online and see if I could find any reviews.

Farewell, DataSift!

Monday the 5th of September will be my last day at DataSift. Since I started here in November 2012, I’ve seen the company quadruple in size and launch several very cool technologies, such as the …

Personal mission statement

I've been thinking a lot recently about the values that drive people. I've managed to whittle down my own values into five items that make up my personal mission statement.

I'm writing a book!

It's been a quiet month on here! Between doing lots of work around Chef Provisioning, Openstack and automated environment creation at DataSift and doing something different pretty much every night …

Potential wifi network names

Just saving this list here for later. This time around, we opted for LAN Solo and Pretty fly for a wifi, but I do like the rest too.