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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.


Jun
29
comment Be a better programmer or an irreplacable employee?
What a perfect point! Add to it - the struggle to be the only one who can do certain things will often lead to a contest of wills with a good manager who knows that the team should be able to back each other up. Fight too hard with management and you will quickly find out how replaceable you really are ... not matter what your skillset.
Jun
23
answered Move on and look elsewhere, or confront the boss?
Jun
23
answered Web security course?
Jun
22
answered Static teams or dynamic teams?
Jun
22
answered Should senior programmers be required to take on and mentor a junior developer?
Jun
20
answered Programmer / Developer Personal Organization
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
17
answered To be strict or pragmatic?
Jun
17
answered Overwhelmed at Internship
Jun
16
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
16
answered Why are IT and development job titles so cryptic?
Jun
16
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
15
revised Coding standards and coding style, is it that much important?
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Jun
15
answered Sr. Dev made a database I disagree with. Advice sought
Jun
15
comment Going about increasing salary during performance review
@Kevin - I totally agree, but that isn't a game I'd try unless I had a better offer in hand. :)
Jun
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
14
answered Going about increasing salary during performance review
Jun
14
revised Is there a canonical resource on bouncycastle?
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Jun
13
answered How to support design decisions?
Jun
13
answered Tracking hours on a project