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Nov 22, 2022

The Role of Architecture in Enterprise Evolution

Our organisations are subject to increasing demand for change. Myself and my co-panellists, Jackie O’Dowd and Darryl Carr, firmly believe that architecture can and should play a key role in...

Aug 16, 2022

AWS Pain Points

As users of AWS, we encounter friction when developing or operating our workloads. Some of this is healthy, some is infuriating and wasteful. Inspired by the outcomes of my Things...

Jul 12, 2022

AI/ML as an Engine for Data Mesh

The July Meetup of Digital Transformation Perth was themed “Architecting for AI”. It was too broad a subject to take on in general terms, so I restricted myself to exploration...

Jun 3, 2022

Dynamically Generated Static Websites Using Jekyll on AWS

In preparation for a presentation to the Perth AWS User Group, I needed a website. It had to be simple to develop, easy to administer and cheap to host. There...

May 26, 2022

Things I wish I knew when I started with AWS

Thanks to the Perth AWS User Group for the opportunity to present this week. I was pleased to facilitate such an interactive session on “Things I wish I knew when...

Apr 14, 2021

Strange Bedfellows? Agile and Architecture

Thanks to the Perth Architecture Community for another opportunity to present at the Perth Solutioniser School Meetup. I had undertaken to present on the topic of ‘agile architecture’ and was...

Feb 3, 2021

Perth Solutioniser School: Data Edition

We’ve justed wrapped up another Perth Solutioniser School Meetup. The objective of tonight’s ‘Data Edition’ was to discuss key architecture patterns for realising value from enterprise data. Favouring breadth over...

Dec 2, 2020

Solutioniser Superpowers

We had a great turn-out for the inaugural Perth Solutioniser School Meetup. I took the opportunity to present high-altitude look at Solutionising: what it is, how we do it and...

Nov 12, 2020

Perth Solutioniser School: Inaugural Event

I’ve had a body of knowledge under development for some time now filed under ‘Solutioniser School’. It’s not developing quickly enough so I will force the issue by bringing some...

Sep 20, 2019

Using CloudFormation Custom Resources to Configure Route53 Aliases

So, you’ve deployed a new test instance of your application … There’s nothing unique about it. The application serves your web client and static assets from an S3 Bucket via...

Jul 4, 2019

Initial Thoughts on the AWS Cloud Development Kit

Whilst attending AWS Initiate in Perth this week I was made aware of the AWS CDK. Never has ‘infrastructure-as-code’ been so literal. In my earliest forays with infrastructure automation I...

May 14, 2019

VSCode and WSL

I’m a Consultant. My end-user computing use cases are therefore diverse. I connect to a variety of networks and exchange data with users of many enterprises, all of whom use...

May 9, 2019

A Decade of Cloud

I launched a cloud training course last night at JourneyOne. In reviewing previous collateral I found a similar presentation I developed and delivered ten years ago … Cloud Computing, ‘Demistified’....

Mar 21, 2019

A Serverless Big Data Journey

I presented to the Perth Serverless Meetup this evening on A Serverless Big Data Journey. The presentation provided an overview of the serverless architecture our JourneyOne Product Factory team employed...

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