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Joel at Cloud Native Wales meetup in Cardiff

👋 Welcome to the personal website of Joel Murphy. Here is a message from the author:

You’ve probably stumbled across this website because I’ve directed you here to learn from my tutorials, or to explore my travel experiences. Otherwise, there’s a chance you’ve been stalking my social media profiles and ended up clicking through to here? (hey, it’s okay - we’re all human and get curious sometimes! 😂) Anyhow, a warm welcome to you, regardless of how you ended up here! 😄

I’ve created this website as a central repository of information to document topics, events, and developments I find interesting in my personal & work life. You’ll find that the majority of the content posted here is about technology; this is because it’s the industry I work in and one of my favourite hobbies outside of work. I also post about my travels, conduct product reviews, and share money saving tips , which you non tech savvy visitors may be interested in reading about 📖.

You may have already noticed that I’ve used an absurd amount of emoji’s throughout this website. There’s no real reason why I’ve done this but I believe they add a nice personal touch to the content I write. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love emoji’s? 😄 👌 💯

If you’re here to learn about technology related topics, you may be interested in my Tutorials, my Talks & Presentations, and my Blog Posts. I try to update these when I have free time (which isn’t very often sadly) 😔.

All of the content published to this website will be available in English. If the content I produce gains some popularity, I’d be more than happy to give permission for it to be translated into other languages. However, please notify me of any planned publications you hope to make ahead of time, as it would be appreciated to get accredited in the form of a link back to the original source 🔗.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a fantastic day 🌞 or night 🌝 - depending on which part of the world you’re from. 🌎 If you have any questions or concerns about the content on this website, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out to me by clicking on the contact button located in the side bar of this website.

Cheers! 🍻🍻🍻

– Joel

Recent Blog Posts

WCAG 2.1 accessibility training notes

03 Oct 2019
wcag accessibility training
Dac training – Digital accessibility centre Personally, I feel like I didn’t learn a tremendous amount in this workshop but one thing that really stood out to me is seeing how a personal with real disabilities makes use of technology to assist them with navigating a webpage. What people usually associate disability with... When disability is talked about, the average person usually thinks about one kind of disability only - a person who sits in a wheelchair and can’t walk. The truth is, someone does not need to be in a wheelchair to be disabled. As website designers, we think about so many different factors, but often making them accessible is at the bottom of our priority, WCAG 2.1 Best design, techniques, code samples. Accessibility is ensuring that all web based platforms and applications are accessible to ALL regardless of ability or age.
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Cloud Native London 2019 Review

29 Sep 2019
cloud native london review
On the bus back home to Cardiff after a few busy days at Cloud Native London! If you haven’t spotted my previous blog post already: (Cloud Native London Preparations), then be sure to read it now as this post is a follow-up post to that post. Last week I took a visit to London to attend a tech conference called Cloud Native London 2019 to learn more about the state of Cloud Native Development; Including the tools that are being developed by the community and how different organisations are implementing such tools into their work flows.
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Cloud Native London 2019 Preparations

22 Sep 2019
cloud native london preparation
My week ahead in London (23/09/2019 to 27/09/2019): This week I’ll be travelling to London to attend a tech conference called Cloud Native London 2019. Cloud Native London is a 3 day event which was established to discuss all things Cloud related. Cloud Native London is an event I’ve been looking forward to attending for the the past 5 months, since discovering a meetup event called “Cloud Native Wales” in my hometown (Cardiff if you didn’t know already). In this blog post I want to discuss my plans for the week and what I hope to get out of attending the event.
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