Call to Action: Establishing a Centre of Excellence
Green software is yet to reach the tipping point—that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behaviour crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Part of our role should be to make our own evangelism unnecessary and green software the default.
Call to Action: Spreading the Message of Green Software
I wrote a blog for the Green Software Foundation - the start of a recurring series that I'm very excited about - Call to Action (CTA) - practical steps for spreading the message of green software within organisations. I've been invited to regularly write and share my thoughts on spreading
Industry group aims to tackle energy-efficient software development
Developers can use the Software Carbon Intensity specification from the Green Software Foundation to 'easily account for software carbon intensity in their day-to-day work in the same way they consider cost, performance, security, accessibility and other concerns today.'
Green Software - Making an impact
I've been absolutely chuffed to be part of the Green Software Foundation, as one of the many members and contributors to the Software Carbon Intensity specification. From my perspective, the overall goal of the specification is to drive action to reduce the carbon impact of the software in the world
The Wonderful World of GitHub Actions
I've been open sourcing projects at Avanade for some time. I've recently needed a ton of automation - from code scans for security vulnerabilities and licensing compliance to automatically merging pull requests after a certain amount of time. I've just started a new role as Head of Open Technologies for
The Metaverse - finally here?
Aside from (quite a few!) talks recently, around querying Azure Digital Twins with PowerBI, I've been pretty quiet. Why is that? Well, I'm finishing up my masters degree at the University of Edinburgh, focussed in the areas of AI, human interaction, and... how do we make human connections? So, why
Azure Confidential Ledger – attestability for the masses
I co-authored a blog for Avanade Techs and Specs, with a particular focus on Azure Confidential Ledger, or 'ACL'. Azure Confidential Ledger or ‘ACL’ is a lightweight and flexible managed decentralized data platform, built on top of Azure Confidential Computing and Intel SGX. Backed by blockchain technology, multiple parties can
Understand medical information in text
Over the last year, it won't have escaped anyone's notice really that there have been massive and unprecedented changes to the health of the world, and by extension, how healthcare is delivered. From mobile applications, like the COVID-19 app in England, to using augmented reality to ramp up the production
Querying Azure Digital Twins with PowerBI
A Digital Twin is a digital replica of a physical object, space, or abstract process. It allows us to model the state of these things virtually, and then respond to events as they happen in real time. Microsoft provide an Azure Digital Twin service, which allows us to create pre-defined
Thinking machines: Azure Digital Twins
I co-authored a blog for Avanade Techs and Specs, with a particular focus on Azure Digital Twins for AI and Machine Learning. We used Azure Digital Twins (ADT) to provide memory for our thinking machines, to add context. ADT is an Intelligent Cloud platform provided by Microsoft that allows you
MIT Future Compute: A round-up
Following my blog post about MIT Future Compute, I co-authored a more in depth article about cloud tech trends and connectivity for Avanade Techs and Specs. What’s on the horizon? 2021 and beyondI was lucky enough to attend MIT Future Compute 2021, to understand theconvergence of various technologies, from
Ethical and productivity implications of Intelligent Code Creation
I co-authored a blog for Avanade Techs and Specs, focussing on Intelligent Code Creation tools, like Kite and Tabnine. Intelligent code creation (ICC) uses machine learning models and embedded intelligence to provide developer support for writing secure best in class code. This can involve a developer co-pilot or an ‘AI