Stories from the front line

I fell down the rabbit hole into the alternate reality of crypto in August 2020 when I landed a fantastic job as Head of Content at a start up called Qredo.

Thanks to https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/06/30/tove-jansson-alice-in-wonderland/

Qredo were — and still very much are — inventing cool, bleeding edge technology for the smooth trading of digital assets — mainly targeted at institutions.

As part of the interview process, I had to summarise a research paper with a catchy title - “Fast Multiparty Threshold ECDSA with Fast Trustless Setup” After googling every second word and then having to google the explanation, I became increasingly captivated by…


Most software development today occurs in an Agile environment. So what is it and what does working in an Agile environment mean for technical writers?

Are these goats being agile?

Most software development today occurs in an Agile environment. So what is it and what does working in an Agile environment mean for technical writers?

What is Agile?

In one sentence. Agile is a methodology characterised by the division of tasks into short phases of work with frequent reassessments and adaptations.

Here’s a super concise 3 minute video explainer if you like videos.

Fundamentally, Agile involves:

  1. Making a list of features you want (Product Backlog or User Stories)


Just recently I had a trawl of the internet and discovered an interesting theme in relation to devising information security strategies that work.

The theme was that of Cognitive Bias — inherent thinking errors that humans make in processing information. These can be a real hurdle to effective security planning.

Here are a few examples to consider, their potential impact and some thoughts on how they might be overcome.

1) Overconfidence

Senior Management can express great confidence in their existing security infrastructure with statements like: “We didn’t get affected last year at all” or “We spent £40 million on a state-of-the-art security…

Anita Diamond

Head of Content @Qredo. Passionate about the intersection of technology, culture and people. How do we create systems of usable knowledge?

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