Why hiring people with special needs is a good idea.

Anyone who follows me on Twitter has probably picked up that I do a fair amount of  advocacy for special needs. My middle son, who is 17, has a semi-unusual genetic disorder called 22q Deletion Syndrome, which is pretty much what it sounds like: he’s missing a chunk of chromosome. Henry is mentally about 3 or […]


Three core values of a good developer program

I’ve had the privilege to be in on the ground floor of a really great developer program, as we started with just a handful of developers three years ago and now we’re sitting around 110+ and scaling. In three years, I’ve learned a lot about developers and developer programs: what is important, what is not, […]


Can you blog every day? Should you?

Going through my LinkedIn feeds this morning and came across a thoughtful article penned by Marshall Kirkpatrick, one of the few technical thought leaders that I will always take time out to read. In this post, he talks about being challenged and inspired by Seth Godin to blog every day, noting that Seth has blogged […]


Three myths about developers

In my line of work I work with a lot of developers on a daily basis. As I keep running into some tedious opinions on what developers are “really like”, I thought I would write up a quick post and dispel a few myths. 1. Aren’t all developers anti-social? Uh, no. Just like not all redheads […]