Thursday, October 10, 2013

My new dev coaching...

Hey all,
Would you mind helping me to send this out to anyone you know that might be interested?  And a personalized endorsement of me would help too if you know me. :) 

I'm trying to get the word out... trying to build a developer coach-to-get-a-job program. :)  My new business experiment.


FREE Personal Development Coaching

Want to learn how to write cleaner code, or write more effective unit tests that aren't so annoying to work with?  How about learning a dev approach that will keep you feeling in control of your code, so the behavior stays predictable?

Sign up for personal one on one development coaching with me!  I'll meet with you, and teach you, and show you how.

The catch:

1) I'm only taking 5 people, because I need my sanity. :)

2) In exchange for being coached, you have to let me find you an awesome job that will help you grow further.  It's the awesomest place I know of to work in fact (other than New Iron of course).

3) Java takes preference, because I know it well.

4) And you have to be able to pass my interview. :)

Send me an email at if you'd like to sign up. Since I have limited time, please say a few words about why this is important to you too, please.  And feel free to forward to anyone you think might be interested!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Lovin Life

I think my most productive days have been those roll out of bed and work days. Where you're just so into what you're doing it's the the first thing that pops into your head when you wake up. And you can't sleep because ideas keep popping into your head that you have to jot down. I just love the rush from being so excited about what tomorrow will bring, and ideas just coming together in the right way, its almost magical. I have an awesome life.

Two awesome breakthroughs: 

I figured out a working capacity model for shared business resources so that I could map capacity cost per client & revenue per client.  Talk about some amazing discovery opportunities.  What I've learned over the last week has been incredible.

And the other one, I figured out how to measure understandability and controllability in software so that the metrics matched my subjective evaluation.  I'm way excited about that - it's a huge breakthrough and the crux of my book and research effort!  I was so close, and could still make some things work ok, but everything seems to be falling into place.

I'm so incredibly excited.