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Interview Questions for a Technical Program Manager

Interview Questions For A Technical Program Manager (TPM)

Interview Questions for a Technical Program Manager  Ohh where do I start ? Over the last 6 months or more I have been in the process of being interviewed and I have also interviewed a several candidates (yes, yes the irony !). It has been a very interesting journey to say the least. Which is why I thought it would be a good idea to write this post on “Interview Questions for A Technical Program Manager”. I have learnt a lot on what and how one…

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Networking - Mario Gerard Seattle

Networking Protocols & TCP/IP

This post is to cover some of the most basic things you need to know about Networking Protocols & TCP/IP in your daily world. Let’s go over some of the very basic terms that a PGM needs to know of Protocol – Is the set of rules used for communication.Think about this as USPS vs FedEx vs UPS all are careers of message / packages.   HTTP – Has multiple stacks of rules that need to be followed for effective communication. Gateway – A gateway…

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Docker

Docker

Docker Containers What are docker containers ? Docker is a platform for developing, shipping, running applications using container virtualization technology. Docker aids in separating your application from your infrastructure and helps in treating your Infrastructure like the way you would treat any managed application. Docker aims to provide a lightweight way to create containers to manage and deploy your applications with isolation and security where you can get more out of your hardware. The docker platform consists of various platforms and tools : Docket Engine Docket…

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Mesh Network Mario Gerard

Mesh Networks The Next Big Thing ?

Mesh Networks The Next Big Thing ?  – Mesh Networks are best described as a redundant Network in which every user or node connected to the network aids in the distribution of data across the network. In other words you connect to the network via any form of message transfer protocol Bluetooth, LAN, TCP/IP and every message you send jumps from sender to node1, node2 .. up to N Nodes till it finally is delivered to the destination Node who would be the receiver. The reason…

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Kafka

All You Need to Know About Kafka !!

All You Need to Know About Kafka !! Kafka is a distributed, partitioned,high-throughput, low-latency platform. It provides a similar functionality of a messaging system, but with a unique design. Let us go over some basic messaging terminology related to Kafka – Kafka maintains feeds of messages in categories called topics. Processes that publish messages to a Kafka topic are called producers. We’ll call processes that subscribe to topics and process the feed of published messages are called consumers.. Kafka is run as a cluster comprised…

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Salary Analysis of a Senior Program Manager in Seattle

Salary Analysis of Senior Program Managers in Seattle

Salary Analysis of Senior Program Managers in Seattle 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 Principal Program Manager. Having discussed Roles and responsibilities in…

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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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Graph databases

Graph Database

  What is a Graph Database ? Graph databases address one of the biggest use cases, they leverage complex dynamic relationships between data points to generate insightful correlations. Graph Databases A graph database  consists of a several nodes (vertices) with various types of relationships (edges) connecting these nodes. Think of a graph database as a simple white board drawing of all your facebook friends where each friend is a node and relationships (edges) are location, actual relationship. Image from NOSQL Distilled – A Brief Guide…

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What is NoSQL?

What is NoSQL?

What is NoSQL? Over the last decade there has been an explosion of users we probably had 1000 users per day hitting high traffic websites and today we have millions of users. Millions of users mean that applications need to handle the load of multiple users accessing the same data performing CRUD operations. This means modern web applications  are collecting, processing and accessing multiple times more data than before. Also with apps going viral and sudden uptakes (black friday) in users accessing your app you…

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Certifications

Certifications – To do or not to do

The sheer number of certification one can do is infinite. Companies like Microsoft and Oracle alone have more than you could possibly count. My first hand experience I could tell you both of these companies do not hold any value to these certifications when you interview with them. Which means to say having a certification does not offer more than a icing on the cake.At some point I think that certifications started out as a business unit to get individuals trained and certified to promote…

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Agile

A True Agile Implementation ?

Are there teams you have worked in that follow a flavor of an Agile implementation be it Scrum or TTD or Kanban to the letter ? And if so do you do it because you feel the need to implement a method and all its guidelines or do you do it because it is what the team needs ? With the new uptake in Agile the last couple of years almost every organization implementing Agile software or otherwise has started implementing Agile. They even have…

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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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