Five years on from the wall of learning

Whilst working in a tiny remote office for a small tech company I started writing sentences on sheets of A4 with a marker pen whenever I learned a hard lesson. I stuck them to the wall with BluTack so I had to look at them and maybe learnt something. Sadly I didn’t keep up the practice when I moved onto working in a much larger company and I wish I had.

5 years since I started writing them, I want to go back and revisit a selection, to explain some of the practical things I learn from them, and to challenge or update some of those that were relevant at the time but have not aged well.

The original set of pieces of paper are scanned here:



Oli Wood

Oli Wood spends most of his time helping to stabalise and improve systems deployed into cloud hosted environments having done so for the last 14 yeara or so for companies ranging from 2 person stat ups to government systems (before they got good). He spends his time working on infrastructure and deployment systems so nobody notices he’s a terrible developer.