Barry Frost

This is Barry Frostโ€™s personal website.

Tagged #personal

Iโ€™m very excited to share that Iโ€™m joining @Gumtree as CTO next week.

I canโ€™t wait to get started with my new colleagues in the @GumtreeDevTeam and @eBay family ๐ŸŽ‰

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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Hello to my son Charlie ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿ‘‹

After seven years using the same profile photo/avatar, I thought it was probably about time I used something a bit more recent. Before and after…


Sitting in today’s product demo at work and realising that my age now qualifies me for our “mature” online dating sites #oldfogey

Nothing much further to add to #brexit. I voted for us to stay in, but now that we’re (going to be) out, the sooner we can stabilise the economy, society and politics the better. The Thick Of It’s “omnishambles” feels more appropriate a term than ever.

A few notes on fatherhood after my first week:

  • Even though I was warned I still took sleep for granted.
  • Changing a dirty nappy really is no big deal. But he soils them almost as quickly as I change them.
  • It’s impossible to have too many vests or baby-gros.
  • Ditto nappies and water wipes. The magic nappy bin is my friend.
  • Muslins, cloths or wipes must be within reach at all times or else.
  • For now he really does just want to feed, nap and poo all day long.
  • My wife does the feeding so I do the housework. And quite right too.
  • Leaving the house to drive to the supermarket was momentous.
  • He may have irrevocably changed our lives and we may never sleep uninterrupted again but he’s worth it.

Introducing my son, Henry Frost. I’m a very proud dad.

It’s the last day of my two-week Christmas break. Plenty of tasks ticked off the list; now it’s time to get stuck into 2015 at work.


Hello, I’m Barry, a web developer and manager, working in Windsor and London. I live in a village in Surrey with my wife and two boys.

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Enjoyable course completed in London today and I’m technically now a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). Time to terrify my teams with my shiny new knowledge.

It’s been a bit quiet from me online this month: I’ve been busy getting married and honeymooning. Exhilarated, exhausted, but very happy.

Low Friction Personal Data Collection


POSSE is an acronym/abbreviation for Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere. It’s a Syndication Model where the flow involves posting your content on your own domain first, then syndicating out copies to 3rd party services with perma(short)links back to the original version.

Paul Robert Lloyd

Love the typography and responsive design behind this personal site.

Aggregation and the Edge.

Paul Mison’s thoughts on aggregating your distributed content, like Tom Insam, Jeremy Keith, Phil Gyford and others. Dual purpose: for your personal website and also backup in case things all go Magnolia.

Hivelogic - Why Your Avatar Matters

Consistent use of the same avatar in all services helps associate the account with you. I’ve been using the same (cheesy) photo everywhere for the last couple of years.

Holiday Gift Guide (Little Paper Planes)

Pretty things that may make handy presents for her

Ghostly fingers of APIs (Phil Gyford: Writing)

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My music profile and timeline