Lessons of the Code Monkey

If you’re an engineer, programmer, or techie, spend 10 minutes reading and absorbing this blog post by Jonathan Danylko: 20/20: Top 20 Programming Lessons I’ve Learned in 20 Years. Print it out. Post it on your cube wall. Memorize it. In my thirteen years of playing code monkey, I have come across every single one of these lessons and I still need constant reminders of some of them. A Couple of My Favorites Set a
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She's Geeky In Review

What do you get when you throw a bunch of women in a room and mix in a little tech talk? She’s Geeky! At this past weekend’s unConference women gathered to discuss the latest and greatest topics affecting them. The conference started with all attendees introducing themselves and completing this sentence: “I’m geeky because…” There was a wide variety of answers ranging from “…someone I work with called me
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Getting Geeking With She's Geeky

It never fails. Each Christmas gathering includes a conversation from a friend of family member asking how to fix a failing printer (Dot matrix? Come on…), how to touch up photos from a special event (Don’t all photo editors have a red eye fixer upper?), how to make the home computer “go faster” (Ahem, remove the pre-installed crap and go with Linux), or what’s the next best computer to buy (How should I
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Mobile March: Uniting Business and Technology

Last Saturday, a group of local geeks and biz folks gathered on their day off to talk about where mobile is going and how it is going to get there. This was the first ever Mobile March event inspired and organized by the local group, Mobile Twin Cities. The morning was kicked off with an opener by Lisa Foote and a keynote by Mark Mosiniak. Lisa Foote, co-founder of MixMobi, as promised, delivered a quick summary of the mobile market
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No Fluff In Review

It’s been just over a week since the No Fluff Just Stuff conference here in Minneapolis. It was truly two and half days of geeking out! As always, the speakers are well polished, know how to engage the audience, and there is rarely a dull moment. Here are a few highlights of the sessions I attended: Functional Java with Ted Neward Listening to Ted Neward speak is always entertaining. His style of presentation makes it exceptionally easy to
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