I've been off the speaking circuit for a while now. After a successful 2012 and 2013, I let my public speaking take a backseat to focus on my new role at Yell. I'm really happy to have got to a point in this role where I can begin to talk at the work that I'm doing here, and there's a lot that I'm really proud of.
I've been really interested in wearables since I saw the first press shots of the Moto 360. When wearables first appeared (the Pebble, Galaxy Gear) they were the equivalent of a calculator watch - quite useful for adding things together, but awful at telling the time and even worse for your sex life. They were blocky, had incredibly poor battery life and not something you'd even consider wearing on a night out. The Moto 360 made me take notice - a well-designed and, importantly, watch-like appearance gives it the credibility that it deserves. So, when I got the chance to try one for a weekend, I couldn't pass it up.
Update - this position has now been filled. You can look at all of the jobs available in Digital on the careers website -- I'm looking for a talented junior/graduate developer to come and join my team at Yell. We work exclusively on the Yell.com search engine, dealing with over 20 million users a month. I've got some fantastic senior developers working for me, and we need a junior developer in the team.
I was lucky enough to be invited to attend and speak at Edge Conf London 2014, an assembly of web development superheroes charged with discussing the future of web technology in front of a live audience. I've written up my main take-aways from the event.