Presented at Get Connected Canberra #2

Huge thanks toRibit, CiT, Canberra Uni and ANU for having me present the Xero vacation program at Get Connected Canberra #2. Neha Sood (Grad Developer – Xero) came along with me, and we did some really great micro interviews with Students.

I got to provide a 30 sec brief on Xero and out vacation program for Software Engineers and we then spent around 90 minutes doing mini-interviews

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Was a really great night and met a bunch of sensational students interested in coding.

For any students who attended who are interested in learning more about C#/.NET check out lots of articles/links on this site as well as a bunch of other cool websites  for .NET learning resources including: http://www.asp.net and http://www.c-sharpcorner.com/

 

 

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

 

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