I gave a talk last night at the Orange County Java User’s Group (OCJUG) on Google App Engine development with the Java platform. This was the same one we gave at the Scandinavian Developer Conference in March. The whole talk stemmed from a good friend Eugene Ciurana being unable to attend, so I adapted his [...]
I’m currently in Europe speaking at Scandevconf.SE. And apparently some spammers have copied legitimate emails that I’ve sent to mailing lists with a signature line containing company phone numbers, and used this as seed content to pass through the usually pretty good spam filters. Ordinarily this wouldn’t be against the norm for spammer sewer sludge, [...]
Scott Price over at LoadStorm interviewed Andrew about his experiences in the software development arena. A lot of really great questions asked, and thoughtful answers on where we’re at as an industry today, and what the road ahead might look like. Check out the interview and enjoy!
Last month in early October, I attended the Java2Days conference in Sofia, Bulgaria. This being the first conference put on in the Balkans and one that reached out to an international set of speakers, I wasn’t expecting it to be any different than the other myriad of conferences. Boy was I wrong. The organizers put [...]
On a whim, a twitter whim, I decided to head up to San Jose last Friday for Revenue Boot Camp. The day was prepared by Guy Kawasaki and the folks at Garage. Arrived the day before, hung out with some friends in San Francisco, got to bed at a reasonable hour and prepared for a [...]
The research on this is pretty conclusive. It’s common knowledge now: humans suck at multitasking. We can’t do it. Ever try to send an email while talking or listening on the phone? While you’re writing that gem of an email, you’re ignoring the conversation. Instead of doing one thing well, you end up doing two [...]
I realize this post is over 2 1/2 months past the actual event, but it was such an awesome time with the Mystic crew, I thought I’d share a bit of the day.
First off, several flew in the night before, and enjoyed a bit of Vegas before the official festivities. Two of the folks in our team had never been to Vegas before, so it was an especially interesting experience. Mystic put everyone up for the night at the Mandalay Bay, a fantastic hotel and one of the few I’d recommend staying in Vegas.