Posts about Code

July 30, 2018
richard taylor

AGL 048: Leadership Chat with Richard Taylor

Today I had the opportunity to talk to Microsoft MVP, Richard Taylor. He’s a super cool guy, with great leadership stories and an epic beard. We talked about his journey into leadership and the values from working on building your team for the longterm instead of writing code to fix short-term problems.  Richard brought lots of energy and great stories of his journey into leadership. Richard L. Taylor Jr. is a 25 year software development and technology professional living in Huntersville, NC. His experience includes the design and development of small to enterprise class applications. He currently serves as Vice […]
June 20, 2018

AGL 035: The Reluctant Leader with David Neal

This is a special treat for all the listeners to A Geek Leader Podcast.  My guest today is David Neal. Like me, he’s from the south and I’m sure you couldn’t tell that by either of our accents.  He’s a well known keynote speaker, software developer, Microsoft MVP, and technical leader. He’s a father of 5 sons (that’s right FIVE!!!) and an amazing artist who sketches all of his keynote presentation slides. I’ve met David several times at conferences in the Southeast and most recently at CodeStock 2018.  After hearing David’s Leadership Guide for the Reluctant Leader talk (see the […]
April 7, 2016
communication for geeks

AGL 026: Communication for Geeks

Most people in Technology struggle with communication… better yet, most people in business struggle with communication.  I’m no exception to that, but I’m working on it.  Here are some of the things that I’ve learned and implemented to help me with communication. One of the reasons some of us are bad at communication is due to fear.  We’re afraid to let people that we don’t know, what we don’t know.  We’re afraid that they will think less of us or something… But really, if we only new how little they already think of us, then we wouldn’t care what they […]
March 4, 2016
hubspot

AGL 025: Anthony Roldan from HubSpot – Culture Code

In this episode I interview Anthony Roldan from HubSpot about the companies culture code. I was pretty much blown away with the autonomy and freedom that HubSpot offer’s their employees.  Their growth is amazing and there is no doubt that they are a leader in the marketing software industry.  I’ve followed their blog for a while and used lots of their free tips and tools for marketers in the past, but this was my first time meeting and talking to one of their employees. Some of my key take aways: I was shocked and intrigued by their “no QA” on […]
December 10, 2015

AGL 018: The Hour of Code, visit Code.org for more information

Yesterday I gave a talk for the South Carolina iSTEM group at Saluda Trail Middle School. It was exciting to speak to teachers. Teachers that are working towards bettering the education experience. If you don’t know what STEM is, its an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education. I spoke on the Hour of Code, which is an initiative from Code.org to get students to learn an hour of code (or coding) this week. The Hour of Code is backed by Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple and many other big named players in the tech space. I was honored to […]
July 20, 2015

Technical Leadership Talk at CodeStock 2015

My Slides from my technical leadership talk at CodeStock 2015.