Is being a data scientist really the best job for work-life balance?

A few weeks ago Forbes posted an article which reported that, according to Glassdoor, data scientist is the best job for work-life balance in the whole wide world. This intrigued me. Why is this the case? Why do data scientists find their jobs so fulfilling and so well balanced with…

What we learned from forgetting the 'M' in MVP

So this whole Zonino thing started when I had an idea that it would be cool to mine jobs from startups and create a site that lets you search them. I had the knowhow to build the scraping and parsing system but I was hopeless at UX and front-end design…

Why don't London startups include salaries in job ads?

Salaries are rarely quoted in job ads for startups - and we engineers are as much to blame as anyone. Of the 300 jobs currently live on Zonino only 14 of them offer a salary or salary range. That's a pretty sizable majority of companies that expect engineers to apply…

The enduring appeal of Silicon Milkroundabout

This weekend Shoreditch's Old Truman Brewery plays host to Silicon Milkroundabout for the seventh time. Every May and November London's tech startups gather for this magical event. On the face of it this seems like just another job fair: Flog a bunch of stands to companies that want to pitch…

HBO's Silicon Valley is funny even if you work for a startup in London

I just watched the first episode of HBO's brand spanking new sitcom Silicon Valley. Substantial hype precedes it not least because king of cynical workplace comedy Mike Judge made it happen. He's the chap who made Office Space. You're right to be intrigued. Now I have no experience of working…

Is everyone at a Meetup really who they say they are?

I'm going to tell you a story. A true story. I have changed the names of the characters and startups in question because I'm not in the business of being a dick. Seems like there's plenty of that going on without me contributing. My friend Matt wrote a paper in…