Postcards From My Life http://blog.calevans.com Lint I find in my mind's belly-button. Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:01:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Range Report: The Evans Militiahttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/11/29/range-report-evans-militia/ http://blog.calevans.com/2014/11/29/range-report-evans-militia/#comments Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:51:01 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11307 Dear Reader, This Black Friday,  instead of participating in the shopping madness, the Evans clan – The lovely and talented Kathy, my son J.C., my Aunt Glenda, my Uncle Mike, and my mother – descended on “Saraland Shooting Center” for a morning of hunting Oompa Loompas. Here are my results.   10 Yards – 30 […]

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I’ve been fired, now what? (yes, it’s clickbait)http://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/22/ive-fired-now-yes-clickbait/ http://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/22/ive-fired-now-yes-clickbait/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:12:55 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11293 Dear Reader, [Ed: NO. I have not been fired. It’s a blog post about being fired.] I’ve been “let go” a couple of times in my career. Not often, but probably not as often as I should have been. There is one thing I want to share with you about getting the boot. This is the one that it […]

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Help Build a Culture of Respecthttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/20/help-build-culture-respect/ http://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/20/help-build-culture-respect/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:54:27 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11284 Dear Reader, I am in the final steps of producing my next book, “Culture of Respect: How to Find, Hire, and Retain Developers”.  It is based in large part on my own experience, as well as advice I have received from other managers and talks I’ve had with both developers and managers.   Be a […]

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What Developers Want Recruiters to Knowhttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/14/what-developers-want-recruiters-to-know/ http://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/14/what-developers-want-recruiters-to-know/#comments Tue, 14 Oct 2014 14:11:40 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11278 Dear Reader, I post this not to belittle or ridicule recruiters. I think that good recruiters are a valuable part of the tech ecosystem. I post this to hopefully help more recruiter become good recruiters. Until next time, I

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“Delivery Initiated” A word on having empathy for the users of your softwarehttp://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/07/delivery-initated-a-word-on-having-empathy-for-the-users-of-your-software/ http://blog.calevans.com/2014/10/07/delivery-initated-a-word-on-having-empathy-for-the-users-of-your-software/#comments Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:21:16 +0000 http://blog.calevans.com/?p=11268 Dear Reader, Last week I was in Amsterdam for DrupalCon Amsterdam, 2014. I traveled to Amsterdam from Sofia, Bulgaria where I was attending WordCamp Europe. The Setup: I lost my luggage I traveled from Sofia to Amsterdam by way of Frankfurt, Germany. I was traveling via Lufthansa, a great airline if you’ve not yet had […]

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