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Really important article on burnout in Software Development

OK if you follow this blog you know by now how much I love Scott Hanselman and it’s no surprise that he’s written another great article on one of the dark areas of Software Development: Burnout

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/HowToDealWithTechnologyBurnoutMaybeItsLifesCycles.aspx

I’ve seen it too many times, where great Engineers just get fed up with the daily grind of needing to deliver. As Scott says some times we just need to drop everything and take a break.

 

Scholarship – Women in Tech @ General Assembly in Melbourne – CLOSES MONDAY 12 September

I really wish I had seen this earlier – only 3 days to get an application in for any women interested in this rare opportunity:

https://generalassemb.ly/apply/wdi-scholarship-application-melbourne

 

Creating a Html CV and hosting in Github for free

Introduction

Everyone needs a CV. This is a short tutorial to show you how you can create a neat CV and have it hosted on github absolutely free. It will look something like:

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 8.47.08 AM

Prerequisites

  1. You need to have an GitHub account: https://github.com/
  2. You need to install a Git Client (Term on MAC or GitBash on windows):https://git-scm.com/downloads

Step 1 : Create the one line CV

Create a git Repo with name as : username.github.io where username is your github username. if you need help on this see https://pages.github.com/

Using your favourite  Git Client run the following commands (remember to replace username with your username)

git clone https://github.com/username/username.github.io

cd username.github.io

echo "{Your Name}’s one line CV" > index.html

git add --all

git commit -m "Initial commit"

git push -u origin master

 

Now point your browser to the following: http://username.github.io and you should see the site.

Now That’s great, and if you want a one line CV your job is done. If however, you need to make the CV a little more useful we should change index.html to represent an attractive CV.

While I could create an ok CV page in HTML I could not do one as good as the page you can see above. This template is created by Thomas Hardy. I have made some minor change to keep it as simple as possible.

Step 2 : Use the CV

Download the three files from https://github.com/ozidom/HtmlCVAdditionalfiles and copy them into the same directory as index.html (you do need to replace index.html).

Now edit the index.html and enter in all your valid information.

REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A PUBLIC SITE SO ALL INFORMATION AVAILABLE ON THIS SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE ENTIRE WORLD. DO NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING YOU DO NOT WISH PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.

So use the following git commands tp push these changes to your github repo.

git add --all

git commit -m "Added additional files and edited index.html"

git push -u origin master

Now if you browse to http://username.github.io you should see your new CV!!!!

Thanks

Huge thanks to a few people:

 

SCRUM PART 1:Intro to SCRUM

This is the first in a series of posts on SCRUM. SCRUM is important, as it is one of the major modern agile approaches for software development. I am also preparing a tutorial on SCRUM and C# and it would be useful to have an overview.

The following is a great start to understanding SCRUM. It only takes 7 minutes – so if you don’t know anything about scrum then give this a go!!!!

There’s a bunch of posts coming up related to User Stories, Sprint Kickoffs, Sprint Retros and Reviews.

Next: User Stories