Climbing the IT Career Ladder:

July, 2011

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July 28, 2011  10:52 AM

More Great Places for Programmers to Live and Work

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

Monday, July 25, this column asked the question, Where's the Best Place for a Programmer to Live? We got a stack of excellent answers -- more than we had room to publish in a single...

July 25, 2011  2:29 PM

Where’s the Best Place for a Programmer to Live?

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

I asked a bunch of people this question and got a bunch of different answers. Here are some of them: Continued »


July 21, 2011  11:26 AM

Coding for Children’s Rights Might Help You Find a Better Job

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

This weekend -- July 23rd and 24th, 2011 -- from 9am to 6pm, at WeCreate, located at 58 East 11th Street, NYC, there will be a ..."two-day hackathon where UNICEF folks, ad agency kids and your fellow hackers will try to make a...


July 18, 2011  3:18 PM

Taking Your Skills Overseas — or Up the Street

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

What brought this up was a job feeler I just got from someone I first met during a trip to New Delhi. There, and in other major Indian cities, especially Bangalore, IT talent and phone support people who speak "American English" competently are getting hard to find. So his proposal was that I come...


July 13, 2011  10:55 AM

Want to Play With Cloud Computing? For Free?

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

This offer hit me today through one of the press release services I use: GNAX Offers Cloud Computing Service for Free.


July 11, 2011  3:30 PM

Beyond IT: Should You Consider Changing Careers?

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

On June 27, the IT Ladder headline was, Tired of IT? Become a Private Investigator. Today we'll look at a few other responses to my "panel of experts" question, which was, "What new fields...


July 7, 2011  1:04 PM

This is a Great Time to Buy a New Computer

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

Back to School days are here again. The skies are bright and clear again. And hungry computer vendors are rolling out savings like mad. April (tax refunds) and Christmas used to be the main computer selling times. Now it seems as if selling to...


July 5, 2011  1:52 PM

How Much Independence Should You Have at Work?

Robin Robin "Roblimo" Miller Profile: Robin "Roblimo" Miller

We just got through the 4th of July, a holiday where Americans enjoy BBQ and fireworks and (at least metaphorically) say "Yay, us!" While celebrating freedom is a fine idea in the abstract, do all of us really want complete liberty in our work lives? Or do we want more security? And how does the...


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