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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 Pure vs Applied Math For Programmers
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revised What are the main things a programmer expects from the senior programmer?
updated to address a helpful comment.
Apr
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comment What are the main things a programmer expects from the senior programmer?
Aw thanks gang!
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revised What are the main things a programmer expects from the senior programmer?
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answered What are the main things a programmer expects from the senior programmer?
Apr
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comment What specific branches of Mathematics are useful for a programmer to learn?
Yep. Sorry about that (apparently it's already been edited - thanks Tim!)
Apr
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answered What specific branches of Mathematics are useful for a programmer to learn?
Apr
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answered Programmers doing testing
Apr
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answered Standardization across an organization: Good or Bad?
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answered Is it ok to store code and use it later?
Mar
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answered Combating the Einstellung Effect
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comment How do you cope with the dynamic nature of high-level software development?
I agree. I actually work a bit behind the edge myself, and I like knowing that others have batted their heads against it for a bit before I have to try it. :)
Mar
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comment What about all those coding rules?
Absolutely - and I think if you stick with the advice to focus on why you need the rule, then if you figure out you don't need the rule, you know the team or person came at it from an open mindset, rather than just being defensive due to an inexplicable rule process.
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answered How do you cope with the dynamic nature of high-level software development?
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answered What about all those coding rules?
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comment More job responsibilities, yet still entry level?
@user21433 - yes, be more assertive. It's great to have your work praised - but you need to get a handle with your bosses on what it means to move upward and why you haven't. It may well be that if your company's main product is not software, that they haven't figured out what to do with you yet and may have to update how they classify jobs.