Schedule and Events

March 26-29, 2012, Software Test Professionals Conference, New Orleans
July, 14-15, 2012 - Test Coach Camp, San Jose, California
July, 16-18, 2012 - Conference for the Association for Software Testing (CAST 2012), San Jose, California
August 2012+ - At Liberty; available. Contact me by email:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

... and five more articles

So far, I've made fifteen posts to my IT blog. In an attempt to keep up, here's the next five, and why, maybe, you might to care:

Was Nicolas Carr Right? Reconsidering the idea that "IT Doesn't Matter"

What's the deal, Amazon? - Where Matt takes a tough, hard look at his Amazon EC2 (Electric Compute Cloud) monthly bill

Another Look at IT Staffing, Part I - Why companies don't "just" staff with full-time employees all the time

Another Look at IT Staffing, Part II - Introducing IS Lite, one of the Momma theories that started all this outsourcing and offshoring mania

Another Look at IT Staffing, Part III - IT support in a Gen-Y world, one where instead of supporting a list of devices, the CEO can walk in with an iPad and say "Make it Work."

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Get Y'r Articles - online and free, like you want 'em

I've started a new blog for the folks at IT Knowledge Exchange, mostly about applying systems thinking to general IT.

Unless you follow my twit stream, though, it's doubtful that you have read each and every single post. I thought maybe it was time to fix that.

I don't want to overwhelm you, and I have been blogging since June, so here are the first few posts i've made:

Navigating the Waters - Introducing the new blog

On Cloud Adoption - How to deal with the demand for "cloud stuffs" right now from someone who, well, read a trade magazine on an airplane.

Your First Public Cloud - Part I - How to set up and create a cloud instance on using the free usage tier. (Warning: The walkthrough is a windows server, which could run as much as $2.00 if you aren't paying attention.)

Your First Public Cloud - Part II ... and how to actually use it

Tech Tough Love I - Part I of my interview with Andy Lester on his book, "Land the Tech Job You Love"

Tech Tough Love II - The second part of the interview

Yes, there are plenty more to come, and yes, I do try to send updates by twitter. Just in case you miss them, there's a link to Uncharted Waters, my IT blog, at right in my 'blogroll.'

But hey, don't give up on twitter. I even wrote 29 Testers to Follow On Twitter to get you started!