A Principal Technical Program Manager living in Seattle. I am very passionate about technology and love working with people – and am lucky to blend both in my day job. Discussing about things that I care, I am constantly looking to learn and evolve as an individual. I love meeting new people. Isn’t listening to people and discussing about things you care about some of the best conversations you have ever had ? Mario Gerard
This blog is meant to be a journal of the things I learn and a place to start new conversations. Several of my current posts deal with the very basics of complex problems development teams solve. I do plan to drive deeper into these topics over time but it is also important to note that as Program Manager (PGM) or a Technical Program Manager (TPM) one would need to know most these areas to a certain depth and then have the technical acumen dig deeper when required.
In my free time I enjoy reading and keeping myself abreast with the latest advances in technology. I also enjoy meeting people, sailing, fishing, volunteering at the PMI, working on home projects and traveling. Mario Gerard
In my previous life I delivered several ERP solutions (SAP, Oracle, Siebel, Microsoft Dynamics) as well as custom solutions for enterprises. I then was fortunate to own and manage a team responsible for a 100+ backend micro-services which served millions of users. After which I went on to build two start-ups ground up and now I am a cross-functional TPM building out the cloud for one for the worlds largest software companies.
Fortunately I am where I want to be and have the opportunity to learn and experiment with emerging technologies. I am also opening up this blogs to all my readers to contribute and collaborate on topics here.
Mario Gerard (Senior Technical Program Manager Seattle)
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