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- 06/12/17--11:41: _We Only Work With t...
- 06/15/17--12:19: _Hidden Features in ...
- 06/19/17--10:51: _Failure Is Not Poss...
- 06/19/17--13:50: _5 Simple Ways To Im...
- 06/20/17--16:27: _Four Pillars of Lea...
- 06/21/17--17:04: _Hosting Django site...
- 06/22/17--09:33: _Managing IIS Config...
- 06/23/17--10:44: _Love what you do an...
- 06/23/17--18:25: _Agile Everything
- 06/12/17--11:41: We Only Work With the Best
- 06/15/17--12:19: Hidden Features in Product Builds
- 06/19/17--10:51: Failure Is Not Possible
- 06/19/17--13:50: 5 Simple Ways To Impress Your Future Employer
- 06/20/17--16:27: Four Pillars of Leadership
- 06/21/17--17:04: Hosting Django sites with Apache
- 06/22/17--09:33: Managing IIS Configuration With Puppet Powershell DSC
- 06/23/17--10:44: Love what you do and who you do it for
- 06/23/17--18:25: Agile Everything
We Only Work With the Best
If you work in the tech industry you've heard it before: "we only work with the best." While this phrase may not have caused you to pause before, it should. It's one of the most counter-productive mindsets a person, a company, or an industry can have, and it is rampant in tech. Here's why it is so destructive:
Hidden Features in Product Builds
I wish there were a better metaphor for this blog post than the tried-and-true iceberg. But the iceberg is really the best image; like technology products, icebergs show the world only 10 percent of their surface, with 90 percent of their total mass chillin’ out down below.
Once we get past POC and MVP, we need to start thinking about the entirety of the product we’re building. Here are four features that our clients commonly overlook, but, like the parts of an iceberg supporting the surface, are needed to support the whole.
Failure Is Not Possible
I’ve been asked this by several employers recently: “What would you do here if you knew you would not fail?”
Not fail?? Not possible…
When it comes to my career, my path has always involved becoming successful enough at a current role that I’m propelled into the next opportunity. What kind of path would I have if something I did failed? Do I trust you and this company enough to risk my current job and my future career path to run the risk of failure? Would you support me enough to ensure success?
5 Simple Ways To Impress Your Future Employer
Looking for a new job is tough business. In a sea of innovative, qualified candidates there is pressure to stand out from the rest. I’ve heard of, read about, and experienced some dramatic ways candidates have successfully captured the attention of their soon-to-be employer. I’ve also experienced the flip side — attention-seeking methods that backfired and resulted in a negative return on investment for the candidate.
Four Pillars of Leadership
Over the years I’ve been asked on many occasions, what is leadership? Having the privilege of working with John Alderson and building upon his lessons has fine-tuned what I believe are the Four Pillars of Leadership that are needed for successfully leading any company or organization (small or large) in any field. It could be video stores, social workers, rock musicians, or developers — I’ve worked with them all.
Hosting Django sites with ApacheKeith DechantThu, 06/22/2017 - 00:04
Django is a fantastic, powerful web development framework. It's great for development, but hosting it can be a bit of a puzzle. WSGI? Daemon mode? What's going on here?
This article will show you the basics of getting your Django sites running on an Ubuntu server running Apache 2.4.x, using WSGI.
In this article, we will see how to:
Managing IIS Configuration With Puppet Powershell DSC
Many of us in DevOps/Cloud/Site Reliability/System Engineering have long been using Puppet to manage our Apache and Nginx configurations. However it seems like every Windows deployment I come across using IIS is either not in any form of config management, or is managed through a series of VBScript and PowerShell scripts or System Center.
Love what you do and who you do it forDan MadayFri, 06/23/2017 - 17:44
Hi. My name is Dan and I am a pessimist and a Sr. Software Engineer, hoping to be promoted to a Junior Software Engineer one day.
I feel like I could be considered a job jumper. Why do I switch? Why can’t I find someplace where I can be happy? Why do I find the negative in companies? Does happiness exist? I can honestly say it does.
Agile EverythingMatt ThogersonSat, 06/24/2017 - 01:25
Chaos is a major pain in the ass. Yes, it can be invigorating, challenging, and propel you in your life or career: but I’ll be the first to admit that it’s extremely hard to appreciate chaos for its creative and life affirming capabilities when your life feels like it’s careening out of control like a clumsy puppy.