Big personal announcement! 🎉

After almost 6 years of working for myself I'm finally headed back to the world of employment (😱)! I'm soon going to be joining Monzo as an Engineering Manager, and couldn't be more excited.

I've written more, including the whats and whys here: sallylait.com/blog/2018/11/21/ 😀

Busy weekend ahead will mean no time for Japanese, so I’ve promised myself that if I get all of my work jobs done by lunch I’m allowed to study for the rest of the day 🤓

I’ve written a quick blog post about a high-level template I use to kick off some of my technical detective work. You’re welcome to take and adapt it for your own needs.

'A foundation for technical investigations'
sallylait.com/blog/2018/10/08/

45 minutes between meetings to pause for an iced tea and some grammar practice exercises.

Yes, Facebook. This dreadful attempt at emotional manipulation only makes me more sure that I want to bin you off actually.

Earlier this week I sent some thoughts to @thisisjofrank around permissions on the web. I've collected them together into a blog post in case they're more widely useful to spark conversation. Here you go! sallylait.com/blog/2018/09/27/

FYI, USA…

After several years of extensive blood tests (all free), today I finally start taking medication for the rest of my life. For this, I don’t even have to pay the standard prescription fee (£8.80) every month; my drugs are fully exempt. Thank you, NHS 💙

Got pretty sick whilst in Prague for WebExpo, so taking today fully off to do absolutely nothing strenuous. Pot of tea made, Xbox on.

I posted (a bit emotionally) yesterday on the birdsite after having had some wine and getting this lovely recommendation. Today I followed up by saying that if I've ever worked/spoken/collaborated with you and you'd like either private or public feedback/recommendations, please ask without embarrassment. That stands here too. And if I haven't, think about who you can feed back to - it can help them keep doing what they do.

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If you're looking for a UX Designer/Product Designer/Design Director type person I'm available from 17th September for short-ish projects.

Boosts appreciated 👀👌😘

My hotel features a painting that I can't see as being anything other than the face of ALF

Bank holiday weeks always fly past. Currently juggling:

📈Tech/strategy recommendations for travel client
👩🏻‍💻Developer tutorial creation
🖍Strategy/vision workshop prep
🎤 Conference talk prep
👩🏻‍💼 New business meeting
💼 Finding/following leads
...aaaand
🗺 Holiday prep!

Lovely animated data visualisation around the difference in pockets on clothing aimed at different genders
pudding.cool/2018/08/pockets/ (found via the ODI newsletter)

Since my language toot the other day I've had a few people asking questions about how I'm learning and what I use. I wrote a blog post both to help answer that, and as a bit of a benchmark for future me 🙂
sallylait.com/blog/2018/08/24/

Food 

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Reminder: In just one month, all NEW websites & apps published by the public sector in the European Union must adhere to WCAG 2.0 (alas, with exceptions). Read more & see the further timeline on my little info website on directive2102.eu

Today: 33 pages (😴) of interview notes to dissect and map onto a canvas, to help visualise a technology strategy

Planning the tail-end of my year and keen to have new chats!

It’s been a while since I’ve been properly embedded, so very interested to hear about options with that in mind. I do a mix of tech and strategy inc. digital transformation, discovery/solutions, or more recently devrel. You can reach me using sally at records sound the same dot com no spaces 🙂

日本語能力試験を合格した!
I passed my first ever Japanese exam! This time last year I was still bumbling around the same old parroted phrases from years ago and could barely read. Very proud of how much I've been able to formalise since January when I started taking it seriously

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