Should developers learn how to “sell”? One of the most memorable lines of any movie in recent years was from an early 90’s cult classic based on a Pulitzer winning play: … Continue reading The One Missing Skill for Developers
I am not a community manager. At least I wasn’t, until I built a community by accident. It began as a small group in NYC a few years back for … Continue reading Can I Launch a Developer Community?
Did you know that we have a site on Stack Exchange for cooking? It is called Seasoned Advice and it has convinced me to add salt to pasta water, helped … Continue reading The Secret Sauce of Online Communities
A bit of forewarning, I won’t be talking about soup. Hopefully though, like a bowl of chicken soup, I will be able to calm your nerves about the most complex … Continue reading CALMS Soup for the DevOps Soul
Isolation can do strange things to one’s mind. Just ask Chuck Noland, a super-efficient and high energy FedEx employee who survives a terrifying plane crash over the Pacific, only to … Continue reading The Importance of Developer Communities
You have probably heard the story about the hare and the tortoise. It’s the classic Aesop fable where the energetic hare and the lethargic tortoise decide to race. The hare … Continue reading Are Developers More Important Than Money?
A few weeks ago, I read about a plan IBM had for providing free technology training to students in Hong Kong. Free is definitely intriguing, but what was more interesting … Continue reading How to Steal All the Tech Grads
You can learn a lot about a company through blogs. Not the official corporate one, but the side blogs where people really share what’s up. When I was with Stack … Continue reading Do You Even Code?
Have you ever had that one thing that just festered. It just lingered on broken or inadequate, never rising to the level of immediacy to get fixed. When I was … Continue reading It Ain’t Gonna Fix Itself
Okay, stick with me here. Where do you store your ketchup, in the fridge or in the cupboard? Turns out where you are from makes a world of difference. If … Continue reading How Ketchup Breeds Innovation