Author Archives: Christopher Gannon

Blog Updates

I haven’t been keeping up with this blog for a while, but it is challenging to produce relevant content while working a full time job, though not for the reasons you might suspect. Advertisements

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Twitter account move and social media.

Also decided to restart my twitter account for professional purposes only. I’m finding 140 characters less useful everyday…

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Getting Effective Feedback

When presenting work in progress to a group or team, setting the tone and trimming the attendees can mean the difference between success and frustration.

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New feature pitfalls

New features or products are exiting, and can get a disporpotionate amount of attention. Developers are often more engaged when tackling new concepts and code, while the account managers and sales teams are anxious to present the added value to … Continue reading

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Software devs and presentations

In many organizations, developers tend to be insular, with little external communication outside their team. Part of this is simply the nature of the job, but a much of this stems from belief in developer stereotypes. I have seen organizations … Continue reading

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There is such a thing as “too” prepared

I wince when I think of the time that has been wasted over my career from teams trying to “guess” what a client will need rather than just asking them what they want.  A client may ask for a 30 … Continue reading

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CloudCooker Project – IoT on Azure

The CloudCooker system is a side project I’ve been working on to connect Arduino-based PID controllers to the Azure cloud. More information can be found at the Code Project site and a YouTube video I recently published. I hope you … Continue reading

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