Life Updates

Photo by George Kourounis / UnsplashThe beginning of this year I made a commitment to write at least once a week. For those few people counting, that has clearly not happened. While I don't like to make excuses, I think I have some really good ones that certainly trump blogging in…

Getting Started

Photo by Eric Ward / UnsplashOne thing that is always hard when you're new to something is knowing how to get started. When I try to learn a new language or library, I often get analysis paralysis because I have no idea what is the right way to do things. I…

Making Career Decisions

Photo by chuttersnap / UnsplashThere are times in your career where you need to make some decision. Finding a new job is a great example, but there are smaller aspects such as taking on a project, doing a side projects or joining a group all can have an impact on your…

Failing

Photo by Quino Al / UnsplashOne challenge I've found is how to fail and learn without ruining plans and losing trust. In order to write up a plan you have to make assumptions. As with any assumption, you can easily get it wrong, throwing your well organized plan into a tailspin.…

Making a Dartboard

Photo by Max Lakutin / UnsplashI mentioned to a mentor of mine that there are tons of resource for working with people as a manager, but there are so few resources for the nuts and bolts of the job. He mentioned that as he has moved up the organizational ladder, the…

Knowledge Management

When I'm in meetings, I try to take notes. There are TODO items, things I'd like to remember and questions I might want to ask about. The problem is that I don't have a good way of taking this information and easily using it when I'm doing the work. All…