New Redmond Scrum Users Group!
How to become a web developer.
I am excited to announce that we now have a Redmond Scrum Users Group! Head here to learn more! You can also click on the link in the sidebar; I’m the group charter and admin, so you can always email me. We meet on the fourth Sunday of each month from 4-5PM at the Tully’s […]
Maintaining an empty inbox
Just do it. I’ve been running a web development and consulting company, Red Queen Technologies, for 9 years. I have come from doing page templates to being called in to demonstrate agile development techniques for mid-size companies and running full multi-tiered architectural and systemic designs for sites. I get questions all the time from friends […]
UX Architecture: How do I design a user-friendly site?
The joke runs like this: When you have something you need done, give it to a busy person. It’s very true, and for several reasons. Busy people have multiple projects, demands on their time, and responsibilities. They are trusted with increasing responsibility because they’ve proven themselves capable of handling tasks efficiently and competently. Part of […]
A Senior Dev’s Manifesto
One of the hardest things to do as a site architect and back end administrator is to think like a user. When I designed Fanvertise.com, TheClosetRedmond.net, and this site, there were so many different user experiences that I went a little mad with flowcharts. I’ve architected other sites that have multiple enterprise-level uses and functions, […]
So I’m in the advanced Agile development certificate program at University of Washington. By the time I’m done, I’ll have a mega-awesome Certified Scrum Developer certification, or some such nonsense. In all seriousness…what does that mean? As a dev and an OCD engineer slash scientist, my first impulse is to ask how interesting the problem […]