Simon Owen

Front-End Developer.

McrFRED 24 a Day in the Life

This month I’d like to recruit some volunteers! For this month’s McrFRED I’ll be hosting a panel where I’ll be joined by people in the industry who can offer some advice to students and those looking to start or who are interested in how others kick started their careers.

McrFRED 23 a Practical Journey to Web Components

This month we have some of the talented folks from the Financial Times talking about Web Components. This McrFRED will be split up into 3 Acts and get a sneak peak to how the team use their in house ‘Origami’ to help set standards, conventions and tools for building websites at the FT.

Confconf Notes

This year I’m co-running my first conference @upfrontconf. ConfConf was a great opportunity to attend a conference about running conferences (yes, oh how meta smile) and learn some great things to make @upfrontconf the best it can be.

Here are my notes from the event. I wrote these mainly for myself to jog my memory so apologies if things don’t quite make sense. If you’d like something elaborating, please hit me up on Twitter and I’ll try my best to clarify.

Gym and Diet

About 2 years ago I noticed that I’d started putting on weight. I’ve always been pretty skinny, reasonably healthy and never gained weight. I’m writing this at age 31 (yes, yes, yes, I know I look about 12 wink) and I remember being aged around 15ish and people pre-warning me that when I got to around 30ish that things would change. They were right.

This post is a brief account of my past, what I’m doing now, now that for the first time I’ve noticed weight gain and I aim that it will be something I can look back on, refer to and update in the future.

McrFRED 22 User Experience

Happy New Year everyone! Hope you had a good break and feeling all refreshed smile. For the first McrFRED of 2015, I’m happy to announce two great User Experience talks. Read on for further details…

Manchester WordPress User Group November

Meeting notes from Manchester WordPress User Group November. This month we have Siobhan McKeown going over some of the things in the WordPress pipeline and some of the things she’s been up to recently.