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In October last year, I — along with the rest of the DisplayLink Test Practice team — held our first company Test Community of Practice Offsite. Having travelled to Poland with the UK based contingent of our Test Engineers, we met up in a hotel with colleagues from our Katowice…


Whilst most would generally agree that discussions are easier done face to face, the fact is that many of us now work (for at least some of the time) remotely. For the Community of Practices at the company I work for, we have teams and attendees in a number of…


I recently started a new job where I get to be a line manager for a number of people. No problem — I’ve been a line manager for years with Plenty of ExperienceTM of different types of people — I’ve got this. There are a couple of problems that I’ve…


A few weeks ago I did something really cool. Through a series of extremely fortunate events, I got to be one of the judges the Peterborough round of the First Lego League jr Expo at the Allia Future Business Centre. I’ve not done anything like this before, and in fact…


On the 10th May, I (along with 300 others) headed to Kingsgate conference centre to attend META, the BGL Group’s annual tech conference. First hosted in 2016, this years event was on a much larger scale than the previous ones; with around forty different talks, workshops and demonstrations taking place…


*Loud applause for speaker on before me*

I can’t do this, I can’t do this, they’re all going to realise I don’t know what I’m talking about

*ok thank you everyone, and for our next talk tonight we’re going to hand over to Drew*

Ok it’s too late now, I’m…

Drew Pontikis

reader of books, follower of Formula One, eater of pistachios

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