Your Quiver is Never Full

As a technologist your career will be filled with change.  New technology, new versions, new platforms, and new approaches are a constant in your chosen field.  Often times skills are referred to as tools in a toolbox.  For you these tools are more like arrows in a quiver.  Many times you can use them over and over but eventually you are going to need to replenish your supply or you will eventually become less effective or worse, irrelevant. […]

Awesome Automation with Type Form and Zapier

This stuff is cool! I’ve been aware of Type Form for some time now.  I’ve used it to let people request an invitation to my live Slack team.  But until now the review and analysis of the data it collects has been manual.  That meant I had to remember to check the responses every day[…]

Trello Cookbook Recipe: Family Grocery List

A Vision of a Better Grocery List Just to show how versatile Trello can be I want to share one of the personal projects I built with it this week: a family Grocery List. We’re a family of five.  Grocery shopping for that many people is the urban equivalent of big game hunting.  Minimizing trips[…]

Be Slackers! Collaboration Done Right.

Hello #Slackers! Slack has quickly become one of my go to tools for communication.  It’s more streamlined than email.  It parses conversations out into easy to organize channels and it brings together teams large and small.  It really takes team collaboration up a notch. During a Sprint, Slack can catapult productivity into higher orbit but[…]