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Code. UX. Databases. Leadership. Agile done right (for some value of right). Videogames, adventures, good food. Sometimes I write books (some people like 'em and some people don't -- that's cool, no worries).

If you're really curious, there's more at http://careers.stackoverflow.com/jcmeloni.

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May
25
answered Cold, neutral attitude to programming languages - sign of a pro developer or not
May
7
reviewed No Action Needed What are the disadvantages of using stored procedures, SSIS, and SSRS to implement business applications?
May
7
reviewed Reviewed Object Orientation done right with PHP
May
7
reviewed No Action Needed Why don't I see many unit test projects that bring up and tear down a DB? (ASP.NET MVC)
May
6
comment Is there a name for when a sales team irresponsibly promises non-existent features?
"Monday". Alternatively, "Tuesday", "Wednesday", "Thursday", and "Friday".
May
2
comment Task Planning on an Agile Team
By "assign specific hours to each task" do you actually mean hours, or story points?
Apr
4
reviewed No Action Needed How do I deal with a MIT project with no included copyright notice?
Apr
2
reviewed No Action Needed Getting involved on Github (how to find projects)
Apr
2
reviewed No Action Needed What to do when a client asks for something unreasonable (from my point of view)
Mar
22
reviewed No Action Needed Is LISP still useful in today's world? Which version is most used?
Mar
21
reviewed No Action Needed Is there an opposite for the term “Backporting”?
Mar
21
reviewed No Action Needed Why do relational databases only accept SQL queries?
Mar
21
awarded  Marshal
Mar
20
awarded  Custodian
Mar
20
reviewed Approve Separation versus Segregation
Mar
20
comment How to start a development project when there are too many potential stakeholders
As someone who has worked in colleges and universities (although in the US), I'm sorry to say that you have described a typical situation for a stakeholder team (I use "team" loosely here). So, if I can offer any advice, it's that you're not crazy, and you are going to have to do a lot of management on your own, and to be aware of and prepare for it -- Doc Brown's answer is correct in that regard. You should also expect projects to take a really long time...
Mar
19
comment Planning poker, individual or whole group in estimates?
Yes, i would say 1.
Mar
19
reviewed Reviewed What skills should I cultivate to become a development/technical lead?
Mar
19
answered Planning poker, individual or whole group in estimates?
Mar
18
awarded  Custodian