Monthly Archives: March 2013

The dog saw… what?

While running yesterday night I listened to Malcom Gladwell’s book “What the dog saw”. I love listening to audiobooks when I am running. Of course the fact that Malcolm Gladwell is an amazing writer and reader makes the experience more … Continue reading

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Annual performance planning in question.

Each year it’s the same thing: I, like many managers, fill, review and approve performance plans for my employees. And I, like always, wonder how valuable this ritual really is. In our industry, IT, where constant change and fast pace … Continue reading

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Build #1

I announced it on thursday: yesterday was phase #1 of “we wanna be builders”, ie the start of Build #1 where my team will build a 3D printer… from anĀ Ultimaker kit. 3pm PST: Ready? Go!!! First thing: the team opens … Continue reading

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We wanna be builders…

Remember when you built your first people, animals, monsters or cars with play-dough? Wasn’t it exciting to build your own things with play-dough, legos or blocks? Similarly isn’t it exciting to create software and see it running? Depending on the … Continue reading

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Finally back to real work for developers!

As much as I like to hang out with others, discuss, exchange ideas, joke, etc. I can’t do it for very long unless I also find time to do things and implement real stuff. I spent most of last week … Continue reading

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Developers, other developers, more developers, and APIs…

For the second year in a row I am attending the Evans Data Corporation Developer Relations Conference. This event is a 2 days event for all developer advocates in marketing or R&D to share best practices about developer programs. The … Continue reading

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