I made the transition to software engineering management a few years ago after something like 15 years of doing some sort of software development work. I didn’t ask for the transition — A new VP was hired at my company, and they wanted a structure with more managers closer to the projects they were working.
This TED Talk really spoke to me. While I am a person who has specialized early (I’ve been programming since I was ~8 years old), and have been reasonably successful because of it, it’s important to remember that there is a wide variety of paths a person can take to become great at something.
I’ve been trying to branch out. I’m not great at public appearances. I don’t go to a ton of parties; I’m not the hollywood elite. I’m just some dude in Austin, Texas that likes to build things. I built Witsi because I thought it would be a cool thing to have exist. I watch Silicon
Witsi.co is up and running. We did it! If you’ve been following along with me, you’ll know that back in September I was pining to finish a project. I wanted that satisfaction that comes with knowing that I built something that works, and I did it by myself. And I’m not going to lie, I also
“There’s a fatal error on the front page, I’m rolling back the build!”. No one wants this to happen to them. In my case it was my bug that went out, it’s my software that I wrote with my own two hands that had a fatal “oh shit” error happening tonight. This is not
First I’ll start with the good news: Witsi.co is live for public beta, starting right now. What’s Witsi.co? Well, I’ve talked about it in previous articles. It’s a way to track your credit card spending in order to maximize your rewards. Check out the FAQ, and the rest of the Witsi.co blog for more information. It’s been
I’ve been on a partially unplanned hiatus from this blog (and in fact, all of my writing endeavors) for a while. It’s good to be back. Since I wrote The Wantrepreneur’s Blues, an article where I complained about not having any good ideas to work on, I’ve had an influx of ideas for things I
Side Projects promise you the world. You get to create whatever you’d like, in whatever language, framework, or architecture you want. You could get fame, glory, and even a little bit of side cash if you’re lucky. You can quit that job you hate and work from home full time! A side project is basically