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Carly Richmond

UI Developer & Advocate

Developer Advocate, Frontend Engineer and Agile Enthusiast with a strong interest in Agile and Usability. Lover of cooking, photography and tea!


Recent Posts

(Not So) Basic Instinct

Nature versus nurture is an ongoing debate as to whether human behaviours are driven by inbuilt natural factors already there, or are formed through environmental factors such as parenting and life experience. Over my 11 year career in tech, I’ve noticed with each move I have built instincts through trying, failing, adapting and learning from…

Jump In

Change is scary! Three months ago, ahead of my first day as a Developer Advocate, I had the same pre-first day butterflies in my stomach that I do with every change. Would I be good at this? Was it the right decision? Despite my strong preparation and research ahead of taking this role, there were…

Should I Stay or Should I Go? (Na na na na na na na na)

Should I stay or move to a new company? That is a question that many engineers and individuals working in the technology landscape today ask themselves when figuring out their next career move. I wouldn’t call myself an expert on developers resigning, but I do have a few thoughts on the resignation versus mobility debate.…

Speak Your Mind

The Differences Between Conference Attendance Experience as an Advocate versus Speaker and Attendee It’s tech conference season! I’m starting to find that there are two busy periods in the year for tech conferences: April-May and October-November. It’s kept me busy as a new developer advocate starting in April 2022. It’s more of a learn-by-doing approach,…

Get Off the Phone

In the world of always connected it’s often difficult to disconnect from work. Especially in the age of bring your own device, where many organisations give employees the ability to have work on personal devices. After a year of having my personal device work free, I reflect on the benefits this has given me. Here…

People Power

As both an agilist and software engineer, I enjoy attending a mixture of conferences. Yet in discussion with developers I sometimes am asked what kinds of topics are normally covered. Or even hear jokes about which methodology won in the battle of Scrum vs Kanban (sigh). The reality is that Agile conferences cover a myriad…

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