Tag Archives: career

Hiring Heterogeneously

This editorial was originally published on Jul 22, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I wrote recently about tech interviews and hiring, and even on an interesting interviewing technique for senior people. However we need to hire … Continue reading

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Hiring Guitarists

This editorial was originally published on July 1, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. Hiring good people is hard, though in some cases it might not matter as much as others. If I am hiring entry … Continue reading

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Accelerating Your Career

This post was originally published on Apr 23, 2013. It is being re-run as Steve is on vacation. I ran across an article on ways to accelerate your career and for the most part I think these are good ideas and suggestions. … Continue reading

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Learning through Puzzles

A few years ago I ran across the Advent of Code challenge. It’s an interesting set of puzzles that you are asked to solve. Most are at a scale that wouldn’t be practical to solve manually. Once you solve a puzzle, there is … Continue reading

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The Second Best Job

I think I have one of the best jobs in the world. I get to run SQLServerCentral, focusing on the Microsoft Data Platform, writing articles, experimenting with technology, speaking at events, and more, all with a bit of autonomy. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Financial DBA

I’ve got an Azure subscription. At least, I think I have just one. I know I have a few Microsoft accounts, across 4 (or more) different email addresses, that I use for various VSTS development purposes, but only one should … Continue reading

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Cool Projects

This editorial was originally published on Aug 23, 2013. It is being re-published as Steve is on vacation. I had a conversation recently with a developer that was working on a rather neat problem. This had to do with a … Continue reading

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The March of AI

Machine learning and AI systems are becoming more and more popular all the time. The constant onslaught of media articles and hype is pressuring more and more companies to experiment with AI systems. Whether these techniques work or not, no … Continue reading

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A Database Design Test

I was watching a presentation recently on database design and the speaker talked about how he hires developers. These are full stack developers, for whom the database is a portion of their responsibility. One of the tasks he gives them … Continue reading

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Your Job Description

In every job I’ve ever held, there’s been some scope creep in my duties. No matter what I think my job is, I end up handling tasks in very different areas. While bartending, I’ve had to cook food a few … Continue reading

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