Archive | February, 2006

Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?

27 February 2006

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This is a prime example of why proper task lighting and ergonomic seating are so crucial in the Internet industry. Thanks to Blake for modeling for us. Related Posts:July Geek Dinner ReportUtah Valley CTO Forum This FridayDevUtah’s February Geek DinnerEvent: February Utah Geek Dinner — Wednesday Feb. 22Geek Dinner Was Fun

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Wasatch Workspaces: SLC Public Library

22 February 2006

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The DevUtah Wiki lists the SLC Public Library as a great place to plugin and get some work done. Today was my first time in, and I agree, it is an excellent location to get some inspiration, get some research done, or logon and crank out some code. The only drawback in my mind is [...]

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Follow-up: Salt Lake ColdFusion User Group

22 February 2006

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Earlier this month, I had a great opportunity to speak with the Salt Lake ColdFusion User Group about the current job-market in Utah. I appreciated the group and felt that I learned at least as much as I shared. They are a great group of developers, passionate about ColdFusion application development, new technologies, learning new [...]

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Are Recruiters ‘Evil’ ?

22 February 2006

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I am still looking for more comments on my post: Why Do Geeks Hate Recruiters? (Request for Comment!) If you’ve got US$0.02 jangling around in your pocket, I’d appreciate your thoughts. Related Posts:Finalizing Edits to Word DocumentsMy First iMix: Summertime Mix July 2007Yawn. You’re Still Stuck On That Web 2.0 Thing?Re: Mormon Guy to Internet: [...]

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Formula for a Geek All-Nighter

22 February 2006

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Between the DevUtah Geek Dinner tonightfor alltechys (geeks) and businesspeople in South Jordan tonight,and Phil Windley’s CTO Breakfast tomorrow morningin Orem, the only thing left is a “VP of Technology Midnight Buffet” somewhere near point-of-the-mountain, and we’ll have a Progressive Geek All-Nighter on our hands. See you there! Related Posts:Geek Dinner Tonight in Utah CountyJuly [...]

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This stuff is Moving to GoodRecruits.com

20 February 2006

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For about 9 months, I’ve been sharing key insights, education, raves and rants with hiring managers from this forum I dubbed, “HirePower”. Recently, in an agreement with the cool KnowMoreMedia Business Blogging network, I’ve chosen to move the future content of this blog to its new home: http://www.goodrecruits.com/. The intention here is to simply share [...]

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Becoming A Lightning Rod for Talent

20 February 2006

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I already blogged about this article, but a section in here is worthy to mention: Becoming A Lightning Rod for Talent It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. Steve Jobs, Founder, Apple Computer Attracting, hiring, [...]

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DevUtah’s February Geek Dinner

16 February 2006

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More details have been posted about the speakers for the Geek Dinner next Wednesday night. Best $12 you’ll spend next week… DevUtah’s February Geek Dinner will be held at the Miller Business Innovation Center (map) on Wednesday February 22 at 6 PM. David Spann and Alistair Cockburn will lead a discussion on Introducing Agile to [...]

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Key to Retention

16 February 2006

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A few notes from training I received from my company’s VP of Human Resources: Our focus is not on hiring. It starts way before that. The cycle is to attract, retain, and grow talent within our organization. It must regenerate itself. The KEY to retention–of getting people to want to work for you–is to catch [...]

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UVLUG presents Pete Ashdown on Open Source, politics and government

14 February 2006

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Ashdown Speaks to UVSC Linux Users Group (UVLUG.org) *PLUS* an installfest! SALT LAKE CITY, UT–Seeking support from Utah County’s technology community, Pete Ashdown, the Democratic US Senate candidate and President of XMission, will speak to the Utah Valley State College Linux Users Group. A Linux user himself, Ashdown will give a presentation on Open Source [...]

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