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Microsoft Store

Microsoft Store

The Microsoft Store Needs to Step up its Game ! I recently went to the Microsoft Store at University Village (Seattle) to buy myself a new laptop. Being a iPhone user over the last 4 years and frequenting the Apple store has sets some expectations on what an in store experience should be. The three times I went to the Microsoft store the experience was less than satisfactory.  Sales Representatives Knowledge The representatives in the store though were trying to be as helpful as they could, They were…

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Technical Program Manager (TPM) Salary Analysis Seattle, 2017

Salary Analysis of Senior Program Managers in Seattle

Salary Analysis of Senior Program Managers in Seattle UPDATED : New post on Salaries for TPMs 2017  Salaries Having covered Roles and responsibilities of project managers, Program managers in my previous post. In this post I am taking a deeper look into compensation for these roles here in Seattle. How much does a Program Manager make ? What should your Salary as a Program Manager be and what are the subtle differences between a Program Manager, Senior Program Manager, Technical Program Manager, Lead Program Manager and a…

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Microservices

Microservices

Microservices is the new buzz word. It refers to smaller and more manageable services that serves a specific use case. They are the exact opposite of a mololytictic application where you have a self contained application that would carry out any and all requests that come to it. They are also most often built by smaller team that own, provision the necessary environments, design, develop, test and deploy them. This way the team has full responsibility and takes onus in case it is in a bad state…

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The Interview Scene

The Interview Scene ..

http://qz.com/225782/the-next-thing-silicon-valley-needs-to-disrupt-big-time-its-own-culture/ Excerpt I asked her how she was doing in the interview process and she said, “I’m actually still trying to get an interview.” “That’s weird.” I told her. “I thought you had already met with them a few times.” “Well, I grabbed coffee with the founder, and I had dinner with the team last night, and then we went to a bar together.” I chuckled. She was clearly confused with the whole matter. I told her, “Look, you just made it to the third…

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