All 'learning' related blog posts

The Powerlifting Principal: In the Thick of it

How injury can lead to some of your greatest engineering breakthroughs.

Hannah McKee
7 June 2023

The Powerlifting Principal: the start of something great...

There are principals and then there are principles. I am the former and I just so happen to love the sport of powerlifting. And this is a story of how...

Hannah McKee
10 May 2023

How to run a Successful Software Engineering Graduate Academy

We have been running graduate academies for 15 years. Here are the secrets to how we make them a success.

Garth Gilmour
15 December 2022

A Post Pandemic Scorecard

A checklist for judging if your team is adapting to and benefitting from remote working

Garth Gilmour
21 October 2021

20 Essential Programming Tips

In celebration of National Coding Week, here are 20 essential tips for developers at all levels

Zarah Akilagun-Thompson
24 September 2021

The Edutainment Problem

In this post Garth Gilmour ponders the problem of 'Edutainment' and whether or not trainers need to be entertainers.

Garth Gilmour
24 September 2021

Can Remote Training Sessions Work For You?

This is the fourth post in our series on distributed classroom training, this time written by our associate trainer, and cyber security expert Simon Whittaker. Simon answers the question -...

Simon Whittaker
29 June 2020

Is YAML Developer my next job title?

A brief exploration of CloudFormation from a developer's perspective

Ryan Adams
23 June 2020

Instil Recommends Turns Fifty

A summary of 'must watch' software development videos

Garth Gilmour
22 June 2020

The Debt We Owe Java

Why whatever you do is in part thanks to Java

Garth Gilmour
23 May 2020

The Delusions Of Developers

Lessons from the Dot-com Bust we need to relearn

Garth Gilmour
10 May 2020

Is The Classroom Dead?

Will any of us ever set foot in a classroom again?

Garth Gilmour
1 May 2020

Responding to Change and Following a Plan

COVID-19 has disrupted everything. As with just about everyone, Instil are being challenged to find a suitable response. Here's what our training team are doing

Ryan Adams
17 April 2020

Virtual-classroom training from Instil

Maintaining the Instil approach of tailored training and individual coaching when we can't be together in a classroom

Garth Gilmour
17 April 2020

Thinking of the days, those serverless days you gave me

There’s something very special about a single-day, single-track, single-topic conference in your home city that offers a day of learning, a pint afterwards and home in time for the kids'...

Ryan Adams
30 January 2020