• Helping the Homeless with Barnabus Manchester

    As Christmas draws near some of us at Shaping Cloud spent some time helping those without the homes or families so many of us take for granted. Volunteering with Barnabus Manchester, a local charity helping the homeless, it was great to learn how the charity supports their friends on the streets in moving forwards with their lives.

  • What is GDPR and how does it affect UK Data Protection law?

    “We will be members of the EU in 2018 and therefore it would be expected and quite normal for us to opt into the GDPR and then look later at how best we might be able to help British business with data protection while maintaining high levels of protection for members of the public.” Karen Bradly MP, Secretary of State 24/10/2016

  • My current kit list

    Some of the tools I use at Shaping Cloud for getting things done faster, simpler, or in just a more enjoyable way. These are things we use because we want to - I'm not being paid or incentivised to promote them - but would be interested to see what people think and if you have any suggestions! We're always changing the way we do things but here are the current flavours of the month...

  • Future Decoded: The Future Is Now Pt 1

    Last week I attended Future Decoded,  Microsoft’s flagship event in the UK, which in their words “explores the social, economic and technological impact of the digital revolution shaping all of our lives”; with Stephen Hawking set to be the headline speaker it was an event I was really looking forward to.