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bio website gregcons.com/kateblog
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Consultant, developer, mentor, author, speaker. C++ and .NET, Windows 7, Sharepoint, whatever else I like.

My firm is available for online or in person mentoring, code reviews, troubleshooting and in some cases writing code for clients. If you're interested, please email me and mention you are familiar with my SO activities.


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revised Is mentioning my blog on my resume helpful or hurtful to a job search?
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Oct
24
answered What does an MSDN subscription offer?
Oct
24
answered Is mentioning my blog on my resume helpful or hurtful to a job search?
Oct
23
answered What can I do if my boss is asking about my program every hour?
Oct
22
comment Incentives to offer programmers
Doesn't cost me a penny but I also get my people volunteering opportunities at code camps, user groups, Microsoft events etc. They like being part of the in crowd. I was reminded of this by @wheaties answer about buying pizza for the user group (which we also do but I didn't think of as an employee perk.)
Oct
22
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Oct
22
comment Rigorous Definition of Syntactic Sugar?
Operator overloading is not syntactic sugar. It is what enables C++ to have templates that work for both fundamental types (eg int) and my own classes.
Oct
22
revised Would you allow your programmers to use Messenger and social networks like Facebook?
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Oct
22
revised Incentives to offer programmers
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Oct
22
answered Incentives to offer programmers
Oct
22
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Oct
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Oct
19
comment Is there a cheaper non-express non-student, non-msdn version of Visual Studio 2010 that supports plugins in the US than the $710 Professional Edition?
My point is that saying "I want a real copy, not a student copy or msdn copy" implies that those are somehow less functional or not good enough. Not liking the price or not feeling you qualify for a program is different from "I want a real copy."
Oct
19
answered Is there a cheaper non-express non-student, non-msdn version of Visual Studio 2010 that supports plugins in the US than the $710 Professional Edition?
Oct
17
revised Should I learn java for mobile application development or will C# just do?
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Oct
17
answered Should I learn java for mobile application development or will C# just do?
Oct
17
answered How to deal with customers who don't understand the complexity of their requests?
Oct
17
comment Do speakers get paid for tech talks?
In my experience the compensation package doesn't depend on your known-name factor (precons aside) but the go/no-go does. At some really small conferences, the lesser-known speakers may do MORE talks, since they need to justify their travel cost with more benefit, while the more-known speakers may do only one. At others, the better known you are the more sessions you do. It's hard to know from the outside.
Oct
17
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