Next stop: MBA? Foster TMMBA strong!

UW Go HuskiesWant to change the world? For as long as I can remember, technology has been a vital part of my life. My parents bought me a ZX Spectrum computer when I was 5 years old, and my mother went out of her way to make me feel like computer programmers are “cool” and that software programming would soon define the future of our world. So, I made it my priority to study English and computer languages in hopes that one day I would be able to become a programmer myself. Today, I am proud to say that I have achieved that goal by graduating with a master’s degree in computer science from the Kharkov Aerospace University and by developed it further with 10 years in professional software development. With that success under my belt, I feel that I am ready to advance beyond my childhood aspirations of being a computer engineer. More...

Dale Carnegie training for software industry

Programmers ultimately deal with people, both directly scoping with stakeholders, working with support people and indirectly end users. We can't afford to be anything less than fabulous with people. Software is eating our personal and professional lives, and we are today forced into relationships with digital counterparts that we often describe in human terms. Dale Carnegie training and his books kind of a life changing, the challenge is to keep practicing the parts that resonate with you as it does take work changing your habits at any company and industry. As users of software, when we are treated as an afterthought or merely a means to an end, we start down the path of “endless trouble”. As software developers, we have a responsibility to avoid this and make them feel important. More...

Online reading service - Engaging English

Online reading Engaging EnglishPeople who like to read and want to improve English skills can use cool online services like Engaging English. Non-native speakers like myself can use it as resource for online reading that offers daily, high-quality reading practice. Engaging English web site focused  on your improvement for better reading, they help you read and improve more effectively, and also help you better track, appreciate your progress. As you improve, they help you keep reading at the edge of your skill level, maintaining this amount of  challenge can help you improve more efficiently. For effective use, you need a basic level of reading proficiency. They are not a reading program or test prep course, and they do not give any instruction on how to read, however Engaging English is an online  service that promotes high-quality practice and more active reading over time, they help you become the best reader possible to enhance your opportunities. I am not native American and I know that I need to improve my English and communication skills that is why I think it is best resource for me.More...

37 "Signals" From 37 Signals

Rework is the new business book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the executive team of 37signals. It aims to rewrite the rules of succeeding in business with a fresh, down-to-earth approach. In all 12 chapters the authors give advice contrary to everything you’ve been taught about business success. (“Emulate drug dealers? Huh?”) They aren’t saying these things just to be different, though. They make sense. That’s what so promising about this new business crowd. How we’ve learned in the past has been based on trust and tradition; the future is based on logic through proof and transparency. More...