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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.


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answered Task management - how important it is for a entry level developer targeting PM role in the future?
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answered Web-Development preparation and entire project workflow
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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answered Red flags of unpaid IT internship
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answered Who does test-driven development?
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answered Best way to break down overwhelming code into manageable chunks?
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comment How much can you talk about your job experience during an interview
As a side note, some of the very strict defense systems will require that the project/program not be associated with the technology. The solution for engineers I've seen is that no one talks about the program they worked on. Everyone does talk about what technology they have experience with.
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answered How to become a technical architect from a developer
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answered Book on Information Technology Concepts for Developer
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awarded  Organizer
May
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revised How do you spec out your project?
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May
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answered How do you spec out your project?
May
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answered How to stand ground when colleagues are neglecting the process?
May
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answered How to make a training session effective?
May
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answered What is the reason most people have predetermined fear of programming & how should skilled make them fearless?
May
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answered How important is having a mentor or senior developer in the beginning of your career?
May
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answered How do you deal with stealing?
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comment Are basic level programming skills taught at elementary necessary/helpful for success in maths?
I learned BASIC and LOGO at age 8. It was a blast. Being that I'm old, the cool thing was drawing E.T. in LOGO. :)
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answered Analysing Group & Individual Member Performance -RUP
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answered Motivation for a development team?