The alternative interview framework

Making a case against those textbook and mundane interviews. If you ask me the high stress technical interview process isn’t demonstrating anything but a hostile work environment. John Montgomery from Microsoft shares insight into their process …we were still asking the same interview questions we’d asked for the…

My blog has a new look!

You can see the difference from how it was for the last three years. Around a week ago I set out to update my blog’s theme and I was able to find a quality theme and customize it to my liking without much trouble. This speaks to the big…

Tasty coffee with AeroPress

When you just want one cup of damn good coffee your best bet is to give the Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker a try. The AeroPress makes cleanup quick and is portable enough to throw in your backpack or even take along on your next camping trip. The process, or…

Notes on Rework

Rework has been on my “things to read” list since it was published over a year and a half ago. I was surprised when I came across a copy at my local library and couldn’t pass it up. Rework is a book that is entirely made up of material…

So whats new?

It’s a good feeling knowing that you’re getting things done. Doing all of those things that you’ve maybe thought about getting around to and then lost the sticky note that it was written down on. I’ve even been able to squeeze in a blog post, now…

WindyCityGo Mobile Conference

Earlier this month I had the opportunity to attend WindyCityGo in Chicago, IL with a few hundred fellow mobile developers. The two primary sponsors of the event were Groupon and ThoughtWorks who both have a strong presence within the city. A couple of my takeaways from the event were.. Boyd’…