Background Some professional development friends and I started an Agile for Defense Meetup last year in the Omaha NE area: meetup.com/Agile-for-Defense. This meetup has been very successful and we started the idea of Agile Happy Hours. These have been going great and I wanted to share how we have been conducting them and the success […]
I have just passed the Certified Scrum Professional 150 question exam. I have transformed a handful of teams to scrum over the past 2 years now. I have been reading plenty over those 2 years to accomplish this, however I read just as much this past month to ensure passing the exam. Here are some […]
Software Engineer is what reads well on the resume but Software Gardener reads well to the experienced. The analogy that building software is more like gardening vs engineering has been around for a while. You can find other articles with very good descriptions of the analogy. In short: “In engineering, the final product is defined […]
This was my first year of attending GoogleIO after attempting to for 3 years now. What I was most excited about was #dartlang and meeting the Dart team. After attending 3 of the 4 Dart sessions and some short conversations with the team, here are my biggest take aways that I think are worth sharing.
A major feature announcement at GoogleIO 2013 was Google Now Reminders. When Google Now was launched I was very excited for reminders, but it was implemented horribly. It would set an alarm, like a wake up alarm, to remind you. This is not how I want to be reminded. I ended up putting reminders into […]
I am not a system admin so I don’t remember how to do an infinite loop in bash, tcsh, ksh, perl, wtv*sh etc. So I really like the solution of the ‘watch‘ command. Example: The Problem on Second Try Sometimes, however, the first try works as desired and the second try prints weird errors, often […]