Darren Barklie Blog

Invert Inertia

Learning to Learn Again

Taking comfort in the familiar can be especially alluring in the fast-paced programming landscape. It took me a long while to recognise how important (crucial, even) a discipline it is to practice continued learning and further technical understanding and practical experience consistently. I didn't...

Event: Jamstack Conf 2020

Today saw the Jamstack Conf 2020, scheduled to be hosted in London, successfully pivot to an exclusively livestream delivery. Like All Day Hey!, this event was hosted by Phil Hawksworth of Netlify, who continued to compère with aplomb, despite the constricted setting and digital audience. While a...

Blog Init

I have always harvested the ambition to build and maintain a blog, but found the task forever tumbling down the perpetual To Do list. I could rarely justify taking the time to author my own content for publication, as ever-urgent, competing priorities jostle for time and attention. There were...

Event: All Day Hey! 2020

One of the unexpected-but-welcomed benefits of living in a locked-down world is having the majority of tech conferences move to a digital-only distribution. Today I attended the All Day Hey! 2020 conference, currated by Josh Nesbitt and Harry Roberts, that is traditionally hosted in Leeds each...