The Mandate of Heaven: On Hierarchy

Andy Wilson wrote ““Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of Lights.” James, 1:17 Having founded, led and sold a few companies, it sometimes happens that I’m asked how to lead a business. This surprises me for a number of reasons—but not as much as it surprises the person…”

RabbitMQ Summit 2019

Andy Wilson wrote “Oliver Wyman are proud to be Platinum Sponsors of the RabbitMQ Summit which will take place on Nov 4th at the ILEC Centre, London. The Oliver Wyman Systems Engineering team have a long history with RabbitMQ, as the LShift team we acquired in 2016 had originally created it. Despite having sold RabbitMQ in 2010, we…”

Acephalic Agile—worse than Waterfall?

Andy Wilson wrote “When we formed LShift, we sat with a group of engineers and asked them what the new company would have to be like for them to want to join it. Their first request was that we get rid of a situation every developer is familiar with—mid-project, the Account Handler or Program Manager turns up to…”

Rabbit Facts

Andy Wilson wrote “Apropos of RabbitMQ In Native American Ojibwe mythology, Nanabozho, or Great Rabbit, is an important deity related to the creation of the world The term kit or kitten has been used to refer to a young rabbit. A group of young rabbits is referred to as a kindle Varron (116 to 27 BC) suggested that…”

We want to recruit you

Andy Wilson wrote “LShift need to recruit a number of senior developers. If you want to join one of the most skilled and interesting technical teams around, how about submitting a CV and some code samples? See this page for details.”