7,240 reputation
11432
bio website sites.google.com/site/…
location Boston, MA
age 38
visits member for 3 years, 11 months
seen Apr 28 at 23:12

I'm a software task manager, formerly a software engineer. My career has been the unity of digital security, Java Enterprise development, and being a system-level thinker. I'm a jack of all trades, master of none. My strongest skill is communication.

These days, my main goals are making the right big picture choices for my team, building a solid team of great engineers, and making sure that the rest of the world leaves them alone long enough to get good things done.

When I'm not doing software stuff, I study medieval India, study dance, and work in the Burlesque scene.

I'm currently an Engineering Manager at Akamai - I have to admit, it's simply cool to finally work in a company with a real social media policy that will let me be public about where I work! But all views expressed on this or any site by me are my own, for better or worse.


Mar
7
answered Writing Resumes for Internships?
Mar
7
comment Why aren't we all doing model driven development yet?
@KeesDijk - UML, for sure! Particularly Rational Rose, but also a bit of Rational SW Architect.
Mar
7
answered How do managers know if a person is a good or a bad programmer?
Mar
7
answered Why aren't we all doing model driven development yet?
Mar
7
answered Vulnerabilities and employability
Mar
7
comment Do you have to be good at math to be a good programmer?
@Job - who said I was a PM? Also... I didn't quite say I liked it. Good at it does not equal liked it. And I was good at it only in a relative sense.
Mar
7
answered How often is software speed evident in the eyes of customers?
Mar
7
answered Do you have to be good at math to be a good programmer?
Mar
3
answered 'Situations gone wrong' for web apps
Mar
3
comment How would you explain multi threading to a seven year old kid?
I think the only thing I'd add is maybe change "jobs" to "games" or playing with toys or doing chores or homework.
Mar
2
awarded  Guru
Mar
1
answered Should Swing knowledge be required from Java programmers?
Mar
1
answered How do programmers deal with Project Lead/Managers?
Mar
1
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
28
answered How would most programmers feel about the bugs they wrote?
Feb
28
comment How would most programmers feel about the bugs they wrote?
I'd add just one thing - a way to see a bug found before a release is "it could have been found by a customer - this is a win!" - every bug the team finds is a bug the customer doesn't find.
Feb
28
answered How big of a team do you need to benefit from bug tracking software?
Feb
24
answered What programming languages should every computer science student be taught?
Feb
21
answered Two internships at the same time — good or bad?