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Being Geek The Software Developer's Career Handbook

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ISBN-10: 0596155409

ISBN-13: 9780596155407

Edition: 2010 (Handbook (Instructor's))

Authors: Michael Lopp

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Is it time to become a manager? Nest and vest? Join that start-up? Tell your boss he's a liar? Or resign in disgust? As a software engineer, you'll face many important decisions such as these, and when you do, you realize there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Borland, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek, the insightful and entertaining book that may help you manage your career better.Through a series of entertaining stories, Lopp walks through a complete job lifecycle, starting with the job search and finishing with the realization it might be time to look again. Plenty of…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Elizabeth George received a bachelor of science in education from the University of Oklahoma. She has taught in public and private schools. She is the author of numerous books including A Woman after God's Own Heart, which won the ECPA Platinum Book Award, A Girl after God's Own Heart. Her radio broadcast, A Minute for Busy Women, is featured on Christian radio stations across America.Michael Lopp is a Silicon Valley-based engineering manager. When he's not worrying about staying relevant, he writes about pens, bridges, people, and werewolves at the popular weblog, Rands in Repose. Michael wrote a book called "Managing Humans" which explains that while you might be rewarded for what you…    

Preface
A Career Playbook
How to Win
A List of Three
The Itch
The Sanity Check
The Nerves
The Button
The Business
Deconstructing Management
The Culture Chart
Managing Managers
The Issue with the Doof
The Leaper
The Enemy
The Impossible
Knee Jerks
A Deep Breath
Gaming the System
Managing Werewolves
BAB
Your People
Wanted
The Toxic Paradox
The Pond
Your Daily Toolkit
The Nerd Handbook
The Taste of the Day
The Trickle List
The Crisis and the Creative
The Foamy Rules for Rabid Tools
Up to Nothing
How to Not Throw Up
Out Loud
Bits, Features, and Truth
The Reveal
Your Next GIG
The Screw-Me Scenario
No Surprises
A Deliberate Career
The Curse of the Silicon Valley
A Disclosure
Mind the Gap
The Exodus
Bad News about Your Bright Future
Epilogue Hurry
Appendix The Rules of Back Alley Bridge
Index