Alex McFadyen

Alex McFadyen

London, UK
Optimistic and enthusiastic technologist, seeking out interesting ideas, projects and problems. I love what I do, and I try to help others love what they do too. (he/him)
Jul
06
Would you hire GPT-3 instead of a developer?

Would you hire GPT-3 instead of a developer?

OpenAI's ability to generate code can probably pass your early developer screening questions - should you hire it?
5 min read
Jun
23
Feels good to be back

Feels good to be back

It wasn't my first conference and presentation since the start of the pandemic, but this was the first that felt like they used to. A buzz, people, ideas, technology - it just felt right.
2 min read
Jun
13
Dog food tastes great!

Dog food tastes great!

Eating your vegetables is good, dog food is even better!
2 min read
Jun
08
Building trust

Building trust

Team/trust building exercises seem to be the butt of jokes, but when done right, it's some of the best and highest leveraged time you can spend.
1 min read
May
12
Are you a solver or a builder?

Are you a solver or a builder?

“Different roads sometimes lead to the same castle.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones.
2 min read
Mar
07
Live Share could be a game changer

Live Share could be a game changer

VSCode have really upped the game when it comes to pair programming over the internet.
2 min read
Feb
25
Thinking about thinking (again)

Thinking about thinking (again)

What are your goto mental models about mental models?
2 min read
Nov
09
A Pratchett Gateway Book

A Pratchett Gateway Book

I think this book will hook you into an amazing fantasy world. I'm excited (and deeply envious) of the journey you are about to go on.
4 min read
Oct
08
The best router you've never heard of

The best router you've never heard of

GL.iNet? Anyone? No, me neither. Until I was looking for a small footprint wifi router/extender, and I came across their little yellow box.
2 min read
Oct
06
Privacy vs Personalisation

Privacy vs Personalisation

Knowing what data to store and how to use it is hard. Can AI & technology help?
4 min read