NDC London is a 3 day developer conference hosted at London’s ExCeL Centre. With 145 speakers across 8 tracks over 3 days there is a great diversity of content such as cloud computing, machine learning, web, security, devops, agile and soft skills, along with language specific sessions including C#, F#, Javascript and others. With such variety it’s […]

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2016 was an interesting year for the tombola Information Security team. Due to the growth of tombola we recently became a PCI DSS Level 1 merchant, meaning we are required to perform in-depth PCI auditing with an external auditor. As part of this process we brought in a Penetration Test company to help find issues […]

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending AWS re:invent 2016 in Las Vegas with 3 of my colleagues from tombola towers, all in different roles which meant we rarely were seen in the same talks (as expected). The event was on a scale I was not expecting, spread across 3 Vegas hotels (anyone […]

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This year I was lucky enough to attend AWS re:Invent. It was hosted at the Venetian and the Mirage, Las Vegas. The scale of the event was astounding with over 32,000 delegates descending on Las Vegas to learn about AWS and hopefully gain inspiration from one of the amazing stories presented by some of the larger […]

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As I sit here at 3:30AM still jet lagged, it’s not lost on me just how fortunate I’ve been to represent tombola along with three of my leadership team at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent 2016 conference. The scale of the conference is perhaps too big, its expanded from around 14,000 attendees’ in 2012 (the […]

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Last week I was fortunate enough to attend the BuildStuff 2016 conference in Vilnius, Lithuania. Hosted at the Radisson Blu Lietuva hotel, there was plenty of space to accommodate the sprawl of a conference and everything was well-organised. Most importantly, they were able to deliver coffee like we can all only hope to deliver software […]

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