Creating a Raspberry Pi Based Personal Information Radiator

Published at May 19, 2019 ·  8 min read

Information radiators in the office are great, especially for development teams. Broadcasting the state of CI builds, automated tests and environments ensures that everyone is aware of any breakages, and that these breakages are less likely to be ignored. Attach a Raspberry Pi to large TV or monitor, and you’ve got a cheap and easy way to set this up anywhere in the office.

Here I explore how this idea could be applied at home. Looking at what’s involved in building and coding an information radiator at home, displaying at-a-glance details of daily life.


Using Docker to teach new languages

Published at May 14, 2019 ·  4 min read

Often the hardest, most time-consuming, part of running a hands-on teaching session to a room of developers, is getting everyone’s environment set up. What if there was an easy way to get everyone up and running quickly at the start of the session? Here are my experiences with using Docker to do just that.