Barry Frost

This is Barry Frost’s personal website.

  I’m looking for a CTO or similar technology leadership role in South-West/Central London or the Thames Valley area. Take a look at my LinkedIn profile or get in touch to talk.

I’m off today to my first Silicon Milkroundabout as a candidate. After several of the early shows as an exhibitor I’m looking forward to attending as a punter. #SMRmay18

I finished the Fantasy Premier League @OfficialFPL season in 2,644th place (out of 5.9M). Not too shabby. More importantly, I topped our little work mini league.

Spent the afternoon at the AWS Builders’ Day in London learning about Serverless. Believing the hype.

AWS stage

Bluebell walk at Fernygrove Farm

Registered myself for the Builders’ Day at May’s AWS Summit London. I’m hoping to attend the Serverless sessions.

First proper night out after the second baby for the last night of Stewart Lee’s Content Provider tour at the Royal Festival Hall. As always, brilliant, even sitting at the back among the “Friends of the South Bank”.

Arsène Wenger became Arsenal’s manager when I was 17. Throughout my adult life - university, jobs, relationships, marriage and two kids - he’s been a constant. It’s a strange, sad feeling that he’s going. #MerciArsène for the beautiful football, the trophies and so many highs.

Reposted Pelle Wessman Pelle Wessman’s post on Twitter
Great alternative to, and much more valuable than, simple likes. Love it! 👍 https://twitter.com/jonasdowney/status/986336442573053952

I finally got round to trying some AWS basics:

  • Route 53 for DNS of barryf.co.uk
  • S3 for static web hosting
  • CloudFront in front of S3 for HTTP/2 and CDN
  • SSL certificate via ACM

Hate the UI but it was reassuringly easy. Next to try: Lambda and API Gateway.

Leaving Venntro

After ten happy, successful and highly educational years, I’ve decided to leave my role as Chief Technology Officer at Venntro this month. After so long with the company I felt the need to shake myself out of my comfort zone and look for a fresh challenge.

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At my first #HNLondon for a long while. A big crowd, a couple of top-notch speakers lined up and free pizza. Good work, @steviebuckley.

Frosts ❄️ built a snowman ⛄️

My paternity leave has timed perfectly with the snow and ice. Being homebound with a newborn is more bearable when I’m snowed-in anyway.

Hello to my son Charlie 👶👋

Watching those side boosters land from @spacex Falcon Heavy was a genuine open-mouth woah moment! Just amazing. Nice touches with Bowie and Don’t Panic on the Tesla screen.

🎉 Jekyll’s default Minima theme now has #microformats baked in to its templates. Really pleased to see my pull request merged in the latest gem release. #indieweb

https://twitter.com/jekyllrb/status/955551155031101440

You know it’s bad for your football club when you’re getting trolled by Amazon’s marketing team…

Alexa, when was the last time Arsenal won the Premier League?

The fascinating story behind the ruins we have in Virginia Water in this long thread of tweets:

https://twitter.com/PaulMMCooper/status/950033589374156800

(@PaulMMCooper - you need a blog!)

Reposted Venntro Development Venntro Development’s post on Twitter
Our Digital PM, @hayleyhinsley is speaking at @DeliverConf on the 25th. See her "Aim Wide, Not Just High" talk: http://deliverconf.co.uk/speakers/aim-wide-not-just-high/

Making a looping lullaby box

My wife and I are expecting our second baby in the new year. Our first, now a toddler, loved his Ewan The Dream Sheep at night, especially its gentle harp lullaby music, but the short duration (20 minutes) meant we were frequently restarting the music to help him fully drift off.

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