Hello all! It’s been a good while since I’ve taken the time to do my own writing? Why is that? Here’s your list of excuses… err… reasons.
First, and most importantly, I feel that this is the time of year when I should withdraw a bit from thep professional world and focus more attention on family and friends. It’s been a good month, and many good times are being had by all.
Second, Inkubook.com’s had a great series of releases. We released the ability to print calendars the week before Thanksgiving, and we’ve released several massive performance improvements in the weeks since. We’re investing time now into using more of what the cloud has to offer, and as a result we’re discovering even more performance opportunities.
Beyond that, I’ve been investing some of my remaining professional time into the local community. I spoke last month at the IndyNDA meeting, and then recorded a session with Larry Clarkin for The Thirsty Developer. This was released Monday at http://thirstydeveloper.com/2008/12/09/TheThirstyDeveloper44RealWorldSilverlight2.aspx.
Additionally, I’ve become very invovled with various online forums and groups related to impoving the software development experience, specifically I am a moderator on the kanbandev group on Yahoo and a frequent contributor on kanbandev, real_options_discussion, and SW-Improve. This has consumed much of my time. It also is shaping up that I may be a co-producer for one of the stages at Agile 2009 in Chicago, but I’ll hold off further details until it’s fully committed.
Merry Christmas to all!