Category: Professional Development

Developer Engagement

I was throwing ideas around in how to increase our developer engagement. I was also thinking of a way to give our product development a little boost. I love the developers that I work with and would like to support

Posted in Developer, Leadership, Manager, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Success, Team, Team Lead

Are Stand-ups a Waste of Time

Are stand-ups a Waste of time for developers?   I used to think so.  I have been doing stand-ups for the past two months and I now think they are brilliant!

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Which Web Tools – When and How Much

I cannot say enough about learning which tools use when. It is only through experience will you ever learn this discipline. I have learned when to use a handful of tools and how often. I have also learned that sometimes

Posted in AngularJS, Design, Developement, jQuery, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Web

My Story

Here is my story as a developer. I started out playing on Commodore 64 in elementary school. I would have to give a lot of credit to the Librarian at Valleyview Public School. He had allowed me to work with

Posted in Developement, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Visual Basic, Web

Achieving Order in Chaos

Trying to streamline things at work and make it so we are producing higher quality code I have learned a few things. Mind you I have only been in my new position for a few weeks, but already I along

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5 Steps to Finding Employment as a Computer or Web Developer

5 Steps to Finding Employment as a Computer / Web Developer from Andrew Pallant Related Title: http://andrewpallant.com/wordpress/the-two-sides-to-job-hunting/

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Development Team Relationships

This week I pushed out some old blogs outlining the relationships between senior and more junior developers. I did this because I thought it was very important to listen to each other. We can all learn from old and new

Posted in Developer, How To, Ideas, Junior, Leadership, Listening, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, Senior, Skills, Team

Enhance Your Technology Career By Learning To Speak

Have you ever had a customer, co-worker or manager look at you as if you had two heads? When an IT Professional, speaks it is very important that who we speak to understands what we are saying. You cannot sell

Posted in Employment Search, Goals, How To, Ideas, interview, IT, job interview, Job Search, Jobs, Leadership, Personal Learning and Growth, Personal Thoughts, Professional Development, self-improvement, Success, Team, Technology Tagged with: , ,

IT Professional and Communication Skills

It is a well-known fact that Information Technology professionals are often lacking skills in the communication department. Almost every job posting lately had stated you must have good Oral and Written communication skills. This was not me; at least until

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Fantastic Speech! When You Want to be Successful as Bad as You Want to Breath…

Fantastic Speech! When You Want to be Successful as Bad as You Want to Breath….

Posted in Personal Learning and Growth, Professional Development, self-improvement, Success