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Beyond The Code: PyTennessee 2016 Keynote

07 February 2016

I was invited to give the closing keynote at PyTennessee 2016. Jason Myers, Denise Myers, Will Golden, and the crew of volunteers continue to do an amazing job putting on this conference. I’m grateful for all the work that Jason, in particular, puts into this conference. I got front-row seats during his work on the first conference, so I got to see how much work is involved in making a regional conference happen. It’s a herculean effort.

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Care and Feeding of Your Brain

28 January 2016

The number of ways to grow as a software developer is equal to the number of developers. One commonality is that the learning never stops. We will always have new languages, libraries: abstractions on top of abstractions on top of abstractions.

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Software Development Is More Than Coding

27 October 2015

“What language should I focus my efforts on?” It’s one of the most common questions I hear when talking to aspiring software developers. When the question is posed they are disappointed that most senior developers refuse to give them a clear answer. Basically, the language choice itself is relatively minor compared to all of the other things you need to focus on to grow as a software developer.

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2015 PyCon: Day 1

10 April 2015

I have been fortunate enough to attend four PyCon conferences. I find that it helps me to maximize my experience if I take notes and summarize them each day. Perhaps I will later roll this into a post that summarizes the entire conference.

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Goodbye, Red Wheels!

21 October 2014

While we were visiting A’s family in Dallas last week, we purchased a 2006 Honda Odyssey. Our family is outgrowing the quad-cab Tacoma, and my old 1995 Honda Civic is simply no longer practical. It only rides four, and A can’t drive it (it’s a stick-shift). Hence, it is with much sadness that I published it on Craigslist last night.

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