Archive for October, 2014

Self Organization and Produtivity

Posted: October 13, 2014 in Tools
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As some of you already know i had been a development freelancer in the past fortunately well succeeded.

Today i had read an fantastic article from Christina Avampato that i most highlight, because is one of the most important things in our industry special after the agile born to have a clear plan about your time and how to use it.

Is  important for frellers is one of the most important soft skills of contracted ones, and  something without you can live if you have the 2 roles (seeing myself on the minor).

From Christina article i would elect the following rules as essential:

leave space on the Calendar (your manager will always battle against this as your Ego )

– Schedule it

– Keep your skills Sharp

To have a full picture of this things and others that Christina explains like a master go to the link: http://www.wisebread.com/10-things-all-successful-freelancers-do

I would like also to suggest you the read of one-off the most spectacular books about this topic:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18070400-breaking-the-time-barrier

Other thing that can really help you are productivity tools, and to help you with that i will pass the topic to other 2 great articles that are aligned with what we are talking about ( from great authors):

http://www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2012/11/26/7-web-productivity-tools-thatll-maximize-your-efficiency/

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/ScottHanselmans2014UltimateDeveloperAndPowerUsersToolListForWindows.aspx

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/scotthanselmanscompletelistofproductivitytips.aspx

I wish you a nice read and i hope this articles can help you as they had help me in the past, maybe one of this days i write also something about this topics, but right now i let this to the specialists

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October was the month to get back from Holidays, and was also a month to have some good surprises. After some weeks enjoying the rest of the warrior and the nice company of my lovely wife i ‘come back to the digital ecosystem, in my e-mail some nice surprises were waiting for me.

I received a nomination as Microsoft DevCamp Trainer for the second time and i received an unexpected  MVP recognition for the Windows Platform Development.

Knowing some great professionals round the globe with this distinction being some of them the bright minds i know in our industry, and being some of them great references for me, is very inspiring as independent to receive this award.

Will be great  and inspire to have the opportunity to work shoulder on shoulder with some of other distinct colleagues to help our industry to achieve new goals,

This recognition belongs especially to all who work directly or indirectly with me, and the ones who had help me to achieve my value especially my love ones (all the patient and love that my lovely wife gives me every day), my colleagues in the different job roles i have nowadays (specially to Innovagency where i have my full-time Job),  to the technical communities i belong and that help me to achieve new knowledge and collaboration stages. Also a special word to Microsoft DPE who had support my chase for technical knowledge and real world expertise.

I will keep my track  and i will keep working to achieve new stages and to collaborate with the ones around me (clients, colleagues, students and communities peers) to become each day  a little better.

Thanks for the recognition is an honour