Money Is Not Everything
The money question Quite often I found myself in an interview baffled by a question about my financial terms. Some interviewers require a range, some a single number. It is easier if the job ad has the offered range specified from the beginning, but only a little. Having been a professional software developer for almost 15 years (i.e. since I started my self-employment in 2006) I am not shy to ask for the top offered value.…
Tea. Earl Grey. Decaf.
I am a nerd and a full-on geek when it comes to Star Trek: TNG . This show (!) shaped me. Gene Roddenberry’s ideas that made it into a philosophical discussion about the future of humanity have been engraved onto my core system. And now we have Star Trek: Picard . The story continues and it is more powerful than ever. …and the music! Just listen . BTW: The name of this blog comes from what Captain Picard had always drunk and, as he is a little older, decaf tea is his drink now.…
Trust your gut!
I have been wondering about my future in tech for a while now. Usually, when I talked to someone about it, the conclusion was that the next meaningful step is project management (which on most occasions means people management). I always felt that it was not a path for me. So, what else is there? I know I want to be close to technology, I want to do my own research, I want to solve real problems and provide solutions with real-life examples and I want to share my findings and knowledge with others - especially in our organisation, I want to create.…