Jeremy Brown

May 24, 2021

“The Spotify Model” and the cult of the Unicorn

Over the last few years I’ve had the privilege to talk to quite a few different companies. One of the things that I have encountered repeatedly was the copy and paste adoption of the “Spotify Model” and other practices from Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and other large unicorns. I once attended an internal developer conference of a g...
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May 15, 2021

“The Fear”

I've been working on a new project. I want to put something out into the world. I've been gripped by "the fear". Imagine peering over the edge of a huge cliff jump. Let that feeling linger in you for a moment. (Photo by JT on Unsplash) There are butterflies in your stomach and an invisible force seems to be holding you back from jumpin...
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May 3, 2021

Taking a short break from "work"

Friday was my last working day at Traveldoo and today is my first day of gardening leave. I will write up my reflections on my time at Traveldoo in due course. Today I'm just enjoying having the whole day with my family. What a luxury to have a break like this! I won’t waste it. It was strange to wake up this morning, my well worn neur...
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April 29, 2021

A new beginning for my personal website (and email)

My personal website on www.tenfourty.com has gone through a few evolutions over the years: • The first version is almost lost to the mists of time. • Then I rebooted it with Wordpress. • Then I migrated it to run in a Docker container in Kubernetes/OpenShift. • Before moving off Wordpress to a Hugo Static website hosted on Netlify. Eac...
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April 28, 2021

A sit down with Jeremy Brown, Chief Technology Officer at Traveldoo

Originally published on the 12th of May 2020. This blog post originally appeared on the Traveldoo blog here, and also in French Traveldoo welcomed a new Chief Technology Officer at the back end of last year and his vision is bringing some exciting changes to the business. At a time when the industry is facing some of its biggest challe...
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April 28, 2021

CTO Update - Going Global

Originally published on the 9th of March 2020. This blog post originally appeared on the Traveldoo Blog here and also in French. Hi Folks, I’ve now been at Traveldoo for six months and wanted to introduce myself and give you an update on what we are doing. It has really been great to be onboard with the team at Traveldoo. A little abou...
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April 28, 2021

Starting The Next Chapter With Traveldoo

Originally published on the 1st of September 2019. As a new father I have had some time to reflect on what life is about, and one of the things that I believe gives me meaning is to do something generative with my life. Certainly, having a child is the most rewarding and generative thing I will ever do with my life. Fatherhood is not t...
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April 28, 2021

Chaos, panic, disaster! I think my work here is done.

Originally published on the 31st of August 2019. This is what what was written on the t-shirt my team gave me as I prepared to present my final business update to the team at our quarterly team meeting. ““Chaos, panic, disaster! I think my work here is done.” - a former Labs Director” These have been poignant moments as I finish up in ...
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April 28, 2021

Launching Red Hat's Open Innovation Labs Space in London

Originally published on the 25th of May 2017. I’ve not written much about coming back to Red Hat to head up the Open Innovation Labs in EMEA, but somehow it seemed fitting to author a blog post to mark a momentous last week. Last week we held the official opening events for Red Hat’s Open Innovation Labs space in London and on Tuesday ...
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April 28, 2021

A Short Book Review of The Shepherd's Life by James Rebanks

Originally published on the 4th of February 2017. I’ve just finished reading one of the most beautiful books I’ve read in recent years, The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks. I’ve always loved the Lake District since friends of mine who lived in Carlisle took me walking up a fell there. I guess I was one of those walkers, and later fell...
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