Day 13: Meet with DWP and Warrington to Tarporley (23 miles)

The Birchwood Park offices of the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) are working on the new Universal Credit systems, which are a re-working of the benefits systems of the UK. The project is also the biggest project that the UK government is piloting with agile methods. I first heard about this project when I […]

Day 12: Meet with Trader Media and Newton-le-Willows to Warrington (8 miles)

I visited the Trader Media offices in Newton-le-Willows on July 26th. I spent almost the entire day with them and had a great time. Arrival The Newton-le-Willows campus takes up three buildings on the outskirts of the town. One houses administrative staff, another has a couple of development teams, and the last is entirely development […]

Creating a USB Charger and Telling a Story

After getting my new wheel I started working on putting together a USB charger to be powered by the hub dynamo.  I found plans online that looked simple enough, but I’m in no way skilled with electronics.  As luck has it, I know and work with a guy who not only studied electronics, but still […]