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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 Would leading a major refactoring effort appeal to a senior developer?
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answered What route to take to become a systems developer?
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answered Desktop GUI Design/Prototype/Mockup/Wireframe
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answered How to architect a website's presentation layer?
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answered How many skills should I list on my resume, CV?
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answered Are you obliged to provide old employers with access to protected resources?
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answered How to explain to non-programmers that programming is not a repetitive task?
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comment Are long hours and no benefits the norm for a junior programmer?
I'm hoping for a crunch, too. Midway through code/unit test isn't unheard of in a waterfall project, although it could mean that your company has a habitual problem with scope creep. 2 months can mean a danger zone if you guys truly have to do this for the rest of the year. People just can't ignore their personal lives that long without having the personal life and/or the work life fall apart - and when life falls apart, work gets even harder, not just for the person, but for the team.
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answered How detailed is the estimate you show your customers?
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answered Are long hours and no benefits the norm for a junior programmer?
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answered Things to do to get better as a Software Development Group
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answered How viable is a PhD in software security research?