Going Critical

Sun, 01 Nov 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Organizations that can receive and respond to criticism are organizations that do best. Ryder Donahue explores how critical thinking and feedback can improve your dev shop.

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Why It’s Hard to Talk About Tech

Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:00 GMT

The hardest part about developing software could be talking about it. Ryder Donahue explores the unique challenges and dynamics that make communicating about software development such a fraught exercise.

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Job Hunting

Mon, 01 Jun 2015 10:00:00 GMT

Ryder Donahue offers advice for aspiring developers looking for their first job, and current devs contemplating a switch from their old one.

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Upstart - First Day

Fri, 01 May 2015 10:00:00 GMT

It's one thing to start a new job. It's quite another to go from full-time student and part-time coder to a member of Microsoft's Xbox development team. In the inaugural Upstart column, Ryder Donahue talks about the challenges, surprises and frustrations he encountered during his first six months at Microsoft, and reveals some of the lessons he learned in the process.

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