Nick Corcodilos is the host of Ask The Headhunter and author of Fearless Job Hunting, How to Work with Headhunters, Parting Company, How Can I Change Careers?, and Keep Your Salary Under Wraps. Nick started headhunting in one of America's most competitive job markets: California's Silicon Valley. Using the methods described in his books and on the ATH forum, he has helped people win engineering and IT management and staff jobs in companies including IBM, GE, Hewlett-Packard and Merrill Lynch. Nick has also been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, USA Today, The New York Times, Fast Company, Working Woman, on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour, and Sirius XM radio. Nick's Ask the Headhunter columns appear weekly on Adobe Systems' CMO.com and the PBS NewsHour website, and his weekly Q&A newsletter is free. He has answered over 40,000 in-your-face questions from his readers, both online and in live events.
This session will be followed by LIVE Q&A with Nick.
As developers, we are asked to absorb even more information than ever before. More APIs, more documentation, more patterns, more layers of abstraction. Now Twitter and Facebook compete with Email and Texts for our attention, keeping us up-date-to-date on our friends dietary details and movie attendance second-by-second. Does all this information take a toll on your psyche or sharpen the saw? Is it a matter of finding the right tools and filters to capture what you need, or do you just need to unplug. Is ZEB (zero email bounce) a myth or are there substantive techniques for prioritizing your live as a developer?
Let's ease in the Hackathon with less "business and development" oriented topics and use Azure as a platform for the things that are important to us in the free time. So let's use Azure to host your IRC Shell, VoIP Server for your guild or a game server for your favorite games. Let your imagination run!