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April 5, 2012  1:46 PM

How to Get Picked as an IT Consultant or Independent Programmer



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
clients, consultant, ecuation, excitement, expert, hire, independent, IT, networks, professional, programmer, references, selected, skillset, software, talent, technologies

I asked a bunch of people who routinely hire programmers and IT consultants how they went about selecting them. Learning what they look for just might help you find more work...

July 28, 2011  10:52 AM

More Great Places for Programmers to Live and Work



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Arkansas, beach, Chicago, Florida, New York, NYC, Port St. Lucie, programmer, programming, quality, salaries, skiing

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?



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
Boulder, city, colorado, country, Jackson, Oklahoma, Portland, programmer, rural, Seattle, Washington, work

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



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
code, conference, FOSS, GOSCON, hackathon, hackers, hiring, Linux, LUG, managers, OSCON, programmer, SCALE, UNICEF

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...


June 13, 2011  5:45 PM

On Becoming a Renaissance Programmer



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
creative, entrepreneur, five senses, interacting, Internet, liberal arts, programmer, renaissance, salon, Silicon Valley, software, Sramana Mitra

Sramana Mitra, an entrepreneur and strategy consultant in Silicon Valley, says one of the best ways you can improve yourself as a programmer is to spend less time programming and more time learning about the arts and interacting with other people. ...


May 23, 2011  5:00 PM

Lots of IT Job Growth Despite Fewer IT Jobs



Posted by: Robin "Roblimo" Miller
accounting, analyst, cross-training, data, education, employment, engineering, experience, hybrid, IT, jobs, marketing, programmer

How can this be? Simple, according to David Foote, CEO of respected IT research firm Foote Partners, LLC: most of the new "IT jobs" don't carry IT titles. They're jobs with titles like "accounting analyst" or "research journalist." In April, 2011, Foote...


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