Step out of the shadow cast down by your ego

Don’t define yourself by your job. You are a fascinating unique intersection of many identities, including your job and your vocation, but even when these align, you are much more. You have friends and family. You have friends outside work but in your vocation who are a great sounding board.¬†Use them to explore the market. … More Step out of the shadow cast down by your ego

Dear manager

Good equipment is not a luxury. Bad equipment costs you money. Training is not a luxury. You don’t want untrained developers. Either you train us and show us we have a future or don’t train us and we leave to get trained, or worse, we stay. Management is not always a promotion. Let good developers … More Dear manager

January Developer’s Hangout : Education, education, education

Thanks to those of you who turned up, good chat about becoming a STEM ambassador for Computer Science (see http://www.stemnet.org.uk/content/ambassadors/whoareambassadors for details) and about the stereotypes that put people off IT. Is programming too hard or too boring? Are programmers are socially awkward anti-establishment hackers? Or are we all boring middle-aged men in suits? That’s … More January Developer’s Hangout : Education, education, education

31st January – Developer’s Hangout : The Next Generation

EDIT : Had to correct the link. Sorry folks. 31st January – Developer’s Hangout : The Next Generation In this month’s hangout, following the last fascinating discussion about recruitment, I want to look further back, into schools and universities and see what people think about the way programming is taught, and how to get the … More 31st January – Developer’s Hangout : The Next Generation