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Nigel Charman
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Practice Lead at Assurity Consulting, focusing on Delivery Practices. I help clients deliver software faster with confidence through consulting, training and implementation of practices such as Continuous Delivery, Test Driven Development and Specification by Example.

In my spare time I'm contributing to the Concordion project, and creator of the Concordion Extensions projects. I'm also co-leader of the Wellington Java User Group.
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I just started a Continuous Delivery meetup group in Wellington - hoping to share knowledge, ideas and experiences.

I'm looking for others to help organise, suggest topics and present.

http://www.meetup.com/Wellington-Continuous-Delivery/
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So, fellow kiwis, are we going to invade YOW Melbourne or Brisbane?

Apart from the awesome speaker list at http://www.yowconference.com.au/general/speakers.html, I saw that Aaron Bedra will be presenting - will that be enough to get +Mark Derricutt there?
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Gary Bernhardt would be interesting, Aaron Bedra would be good, and Bryan Cantrill / Mark McGranaghan could be interesting. Not really seeing anyone who'd make me go WOW YOW!
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With jellyfish swarming our Wellington beaches, I've swotted up on treatments. The same treatment applies to Mauve Stinger Jellyfish and Blue Bottles, so you don't need to work out which one stung you.

Don't apply vinegar. This will just cause more stingers to fire!

1. Remove any tentacles (eg. using towel to avoid secondary stings)
2. Wash in sea water
3. Soak in warm water (45 degrees C) for 20 minutes


BTW, the Blue Bottle is not a true jellyfish but a siphonophore, which differs from jellyfish in that it is not actually a single creature, but a colonial organism made up of many minute individuals called zooids. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_Man_o%27_War)
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I just created a #trello  board for my technical books.

I was surprised to find only 4 in Reading, but 19 in Backlog!

I'm going to have to set me a BIP limit. There's a lot of waste in that Backlog; the half-life of a tech book can't be long..
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Hmm, not sure at the moment. I just fast tracked a 5th one through, promising myself that I'd finish it before reading anything else. 3 of the books I'm half-way through and have got most of the value I wanted out of them. Will have to make a call on whether I will conscientiously skip through them and call them done.

So for the Reading list, I'll limit to 4 + 1 fast-track, with the goal of reducing this limit :-) 
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+Mark Derricutt +Richard Vowles +Greg Amer Must be time to starting thinking about another Exceptional Conference. Did we decide between Chch and Akl? /cc +John Hurst
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It doesnt show like that on my tablet...
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I've finally got something in common with +Richard Vowles #geekswhopickle
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No i mean pickling lime. Email me your address and ill send you enough for your years crop.
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