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“Stuck” in Management, Cause #1: Obligation

A few months ago, I wrote a post containing a bulleted list about how you can find yourself “stuck” in management, and how to get yourself “unstuck.” It was my most popular post, and it seems to have touched a nerve. In this post,...

Taking the Leap

I’m writing a book.  A cautionary tale.  It won’t be finished until the final chapters play out.  Not sure of the format yet.  Not sure it’ll be a novel or a business book.  But in order for it to be effective, it needs to...

Returning to Development from Management

I originally wrote this article shortly before I returned to development from management. I've now been back to full-time development since 2011, so I'm living proof it's possible. And it's worth it. Around the same time, I was interviewed by Rob Conery for an episode...

Fairfield / Westchester Code Camp 4 (2010) Recap

I’m waaaay overdue for this posting.  But I would be remiss to pass up the opportunity to thank everyone, from speakers, to organizers, to sponsors and attendees, for making this year’s code camp, on November 6th, the biggest and most successful yet. I’m not going...

Re-Education Action Plan – Learning Process

In my last post, I continued my saga about the re-education of a software developer by introducing the technologies I’m looking to (re)introduce myself to.  In this post, I’ll talk a bit about how I learn.  Everyone learns differently, so “your mileage may vary.”...

Re-Education Action Plan – The Lessons

In my last post, I wrote about my next life phase, which is mainly a return to my former self – software developer.  In order to get back in sync, I need to develop an action plan.  Thankfully, I’ve kept a very close eye...