Mentors, music, and motivation

As I get ready to attend the Write/Speak/Code conference, I’m doing more reflecting on the past few months than packing for the trip. While I would like to leave San Diego with warm enough clothes for New York City, I want to write a few brief thoughts about learning from others. Learning from others is one of the things that I love most about software development. While I enjoy my time quietly working through code on my own, I valueRead more

Building a better community one person at a time: Fab Lab San Diego

Why I gave a $2048 donation to Fab Lab San Diego Watching someone bring their idea to life is an amazing reward. People from all walks of life have creative ideas. Through grassroots sharing of ideas, skills, and equipment, Fab Lab San Diego gives individuals a chance to learn, build, and share their creations. I believe Fab Lab San Diego’s outreach programs inspire students of all ages. Outreach is hard work but the community benefits are huge. Please join meRead more

Security at the Seams: What’s a Software Development Manager to Do?

I recently had the pleasure of taking a new course through edX. The course, DelftX: EconSec101x Economics of Cybersecurity, adeptly illustrates the many economic issues and behaviors that impact security in practice. I highly recommend the course to those interested in economics and security. Here’s my final reflection essay from the course. Economics of Cybersecurity Reflection Essay Security at the Seams: What’s a Software Development Manager to Do? Discussions of security frequently come up in the Open Source Software developmentRead more