My year as an apprentice software engineer

This post originally appeared on Ryan’s personal blog The unlikely programmer Music theory was my ‘thing’ from the time I was 10, so naturally that’s what I studied in college….

SEP Partners with Gleaners to Provide Food for Hungry Hoosiers

One in eight Hoosiers struggles with hunger. Gleaners Food Bank was founded in 1980 with the simple mission to fight this crisis. Annually, more than 260,000 Indiana residents receive assistance…

Collaboration versus Competition part 2

In my previous post I discussed the problem of expecting a candidate with a competitive mindset to work in a collaborative environment. This time I would like to focus on…

Builds should fail sometimes

Reposted from my personal blog Inception: Mike is dumb “Well, you don’t want your builds to succeed all the time…” I remember hearing that for the first time a year or two…

Collaboration versus Competition

Working with others is never easy. It takes hard work and the proper mindset to accomplish. This is a lesson taught to small children with varying degrees of success. I…

Tech Lead Training

One of the goals that I have set for myself over the past several years was to start to train engineers in a semiformal manner. This goal would accomplish a…

[Review] Agile Estimating and Planning

Agile Estimating and Planning, a book written by Mike Cohn (who writes an excellent blog you should all follow), is the de facto “classic” book for learning about Agile Planning….

Running Lean Startup Experiments Internally

When building a business or software, it is easy to make assumptions about what the market will want or how users will interact with your product. Recently, the concept of…

A Few Words About the SEP Fishtank

I’ve had several people tell me they liked the new fishtank design (thank you!), and it was suggested that I do a write-up about the tank.  I’m always happy to talk…