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Updated the Master Learning List

Added various additional valuable sources of free books, CSS, and programming related items. http://aftershox.com/learning-list/  

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If I were 22

If I were 22

I received an email from LinkedIn regarding an #IfIWere22 series for young professionals who are graduating this year and what advice would I give. This is a re-post of my LinkedIn post. Painting┬áthe picture If I Were 22 In my early 20’s the Internet and Web were just coming out. It was really only known to techies, and keep in mind this was an era of dial up modems. Which was an incredible time as a technologist as I could see the...

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CIO Pocket MBA at Boston University

CIO Pocket MBA at Boston University

Earlier in April I had the pleasure of attending the CIO Pocket MBA hosted at Boston University. The classes were fantastic, and if you’re in any kind of an I.T Leadership role I highly recommend attending this class. It’s intense, fast, and covers a wide variety of topics presented by some of the most amazing professors I’ve ever seen. I was a bit skeptical over how current a university could be as I feel that most tend...

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Dealing with the tight supply of CF developers and CF jobs

Dealing with the tight supply of CF developers and CF jobs

Recently on LinkedIn there were two separate threads in ColdFusion related forums regarding the topic of the challenge of finding ColdFusion developers as an employer, and finding jobs as a ColdFusion developer. The discussion covered a variety of perspectives from telecommuting, the ecosystem, economic, tips on attracting developers, tips to finding jobs, etc… Below is is an adaptation of my posts… Telecommuting I’m the...

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Career tip – increase your value to progress your career

Career tip – increase your value to progress your career

A number of things can influence career progression and salary such as results, professional networking/relationships, and ambition. The biggest factor is the value you bring to the table, and creating new value that results in the progression. You may get mediocre cost-of-living adjustments by merely doing your current job, with the current level of responsibilities, at the current level of output. But big raises and significant career...

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Communication tip – keep it as short as possible with executives

Communication tip – keep it as short as possible with executives

Have you ever cleared your inbox down to zero? It’s the elusive dream we all hope to one day achieve. One of the challenges we face in this information overloaded work culture of ours is that the sheer volume of information requires constant grooming, categorization, and prioritization. Consider that your manager is probably getting about 5X-10X more email than you as they’re cc’d on every discussion, decision, and...

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