Speaker Bio

Paul is a Technical Advisor at PageUp where he leads a development stream creating an awesome product using fun, leading edge technologies including Angular, React, .NET WebAPIs and Serverless Node.js. Paul is passionate about the web, with a focus on delivering great user experiences with clean, engaging UI's through concise, maintainable code. Recently his focus has been on distributed systems architecture as PageUp starts the journey to breaking apart their monolith into microservices.

Slides

A collection of some of my slide decks from past presentations.

Going Serverless: Code Without Infrastructure

presented at Monash Industry Seminar Series
on 24 April 2017

Write and deploy code without worrying about compilation, networks, infrastructure and servers. Is it too good to be true? In this talk we'll examine serverless architecture (especially on AWS) and why there's so much hype about it at the moment.

Two's company, three's a mob

presented at DDD by Night
on 24 November 2016

Mob programming isn't just adding more people to pair programming, the mob needs to change the way they work together to realise the benefits. Are you ready to be a mobbing champion in your organisation? This talk will explore why development teams around the world are forgoing parallelism to reap better productivity through mobbing.

We don't do Scrum

presented at PageUp
on 02 August 2016

With all streams doing their own flavor of Agile development, let's get back to the grassroots of Agile practices and see what we do differently and why. Scrum is a specific framework for running Agile teams, in this presentation I'll talk about what Scrum is exactly and how it differs to what we do at PageUp.

Planning days

presented at PageUp
on 08 July 2016

Team planning days can be fun, help foster team bonding and set a shared direction and purpose when done right. Or they could be downright boring. This presentation gives some tips on how to run a successful planning day with your development team.

Finding performance bottlenecks with JMeter

presented at Melbourne Alt.NET
on 29 March 2016

Do you really know how well your application will scale under load? We thought we did but after some relatively simple tests we found issues we needed to address. In this talk you'll hear about some of the tools and techniques to load test your application and identify the bottlenecks