Career Paths

Path to Sharing

I’m not a professional circuit speaker.  This resulted in a lot of hard work, reflection and experimenting to get to a place where I can share a few times a year with others.  Since I know I’m not the only…

Certification

Ok.  I’m not the first person to write about pros/cons of certifications.  However, not to long ago an incident occurred that really highlighted my angst with certifications. At a recent meet-up, there is was an opportunity for anyone looking for…

Work is personal

I am not a fan of the sentiment:  “It’s not personal, it’s business”.  I find that the only times this line is thrown out there is to dismiss inappropriate decisions or behaviors.  For example: Firing someone:  Sure you are not…

Why software development?

I had an interesting question posed to me after attending my session last week.  She asked me “If you are no longer coding, why limit yourself to the software development industry?”   My answer was simply “I love it.” but…

Lateral Moves

One day I received an email announcing someone had moved from lead developer of one product to another product.  As a result, I sent him a congratulations email.  His response highlighted that this was just a lateral move.  Based on…