Melbourne October 2014

Melbourne October 2014

To celebrate Tanya finishing her thesis, we went on a surprise trip to Melbourne. I had a sleep on the plane which caused some weird looks from our fellow passengers. We were staying at the Rydges Hotel in the city which was really nice with a great location. As we were quite hungry, we went to China Town on Little […]

AWS Sydney Summit

The CTO of Amazon Web Services delivered the keynote speech of the AWS Sydney Summit. I personally thought it was mostly a glorified sales pitch but the parts where representatives from other companies that have migrated to the cloud, like NAB bank, were quite interesting. NAB picked their public facing website, refined their dev-ops process, extensive performance and resilience testing […]

AWS Sydney Summit – Prelude

AWS Sydney Summit – Prelude

Amazon Web Services big Australian event was happening in Sydney this year and work wanted to send three of their finest to investigate and represent the team. The three included NavMan, 3rdDegree and myself. After work we hopped on an AirTrain to the airport, had a surprisingly good Parma at cafĂȘ In-Bar-Go and boarded a plane that was running only […]

Melbourne Long Weekend – Part 3

Melbourne Long Weekend – Part 3

Before long it was already our final full day in Melbourne. The reality was finally sinking in that we would soon have to return back to reality. Not wanting to waste a minute we went straight to St Kilda to checkout what the markets had for offer. It was definitely better than most I had been to, had some interesting […]

Melbourne Long Weekend – Part 2

Melbourne Long Weekend – Part 2

The next morning we wanted to check out the local produce so we headed to the Victoria Markets via tram. The food was so plentiful and fresh! We literally spent over thirty minutes trying to find the best place to have breakfast was because we knew we would only have one shot. We settled on a Turkish place which later […]

Melbourne Long Weekend – Part 1

Melbourne Long Weekend – Part 1

After work on Thursday we head straight to the Airport, excited about our four day get-a-way to Melbourne. Our first proper going away holiday, we were quite eager. I managed to get through airport security without getting “randomly” selected so I guess Tanya is my good luck airport charm. Filling in some time before our flight, I tried on a […]