Welcome to the first ever Sidebytes blog post! I’m sure the burning question on your lips is "that’s great but who are Sidebytes?"
We’re a consultancy based in the West of Scotland who specialise in helping organisations deliver quality, innovative software.
Technology is a constantly evolving journey and stepping back a handful of years it's hard to believe how far we've come with the growth of cloud computing, AI, machine learning & big data to name just a few areas. We want to help organisations get the best from these technologies and to explore new revenue streams and enhancements for existing products and services.
Our services include solutions architecture and technical strategy, hands on development work, cloud migrations and advice on how to build high performance agile teams.
We’re just getting started but we have big plans for 2019 and beyond and we're really looking forward to the journey!
So, who’s involved?
That would be me, Andy! I’ve been in the software development industry for over 16 years working in a variety of different development, architecture and leadership roles.
I’ve worked in all manner of environments including large organisations in both the public and private sectors as well as with SMEs and the third sector. My experience spans industry sectors including retail, finance, education and healthcare.
We work closely with our partner organisation Centrocol who provide specialist skills in agile planning, product ownership and requirements elicitation.
What to expect from this blog
We’ll be adding company related posts and news as we start to grow but the majority of our content will be technical in nature. We’ll try and keep everything nicely tagged and the aim is to publish a few articles every month.
Tech wise we'll focus a lot on .NET Core & Azure but we also work on Google Cloud and have a love for all things Docker and Kubernetes.
We want to build an organisation that puts back into the software development community so expect to see some projects and samples popping up on our GitHub and involvement with some local events.
We're also on the lookout for existing open source projects to contribute to. Getting involved can be daunting so we'll use this blog to discuss getting up and running and the path towards opening our first open source pull request.