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bio website richfantozzi.com
location Albany, NY
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Software Architect @ Capital District Transportation Authority (Public Transportation Authority in New York)

Was a consultant at Sapient and Keane for 15 years before moving over to public service.


Sep
20
comment How do I convince my fellow devs to WANT to add comments to source code commits?
+1 like the script idea, make people accountable
Sep
13
comment Which development methodology for a solo programmer on a 1 month project?
+1 for the book recommendation, this is a good one to read in general
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
@Joel - I do wonder though have you actually tried this approach and what were the outcomes. Even though this is the avenue I am pursing I am a bit skeptical that it will work.
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
Good discussion thank you all. This approach does validate the avenue I am pursuing. Of course I started this person off with Code Complete 2 (and not just because it is a Microsoft press book) but think it is pretty pragmatic in its approach. I do tend to agree with the assessment that there is no easy shortcut to being a programmer. But unfortunately also agree that many of the developers I have met could not make it through these books and have no interest in being able to.
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
Good discussion thank you all. This approach does validate the avenue I am pursuing. Of course I started with Code Complete 2 (and not just because it is a Microsoft press book) but think it is pretty pragmatic in its approach.
Jul
28
comment How can I teach a bright person, with no programming experience, how to program?
@jmservera I like that one, I may have to use some of those techniques