Increasing Emotional Intelligence As Remote Developers

John Hoestje Consulting, Soft Skills Leave a Comment

As software developers in 100% remote work environments, we now have additional challenges stemming from the loss of face-to-face communication. In many situations, this can lead to harmful trends in coworker interactions—less job satisfaction, co-worker interactions, and overall team success. One way to combat this negative side effect of remote work is to increase Emotional Intelligence as an individual software developer.

In this blog, we discuss how interactions between software developers are affected by Emotional Intelligence (EQ). In addition to the basic components of EQ, we discuss suggestions for improving Emotional Intelligence in common interactions experienced by software developers. 

Keyhole Software Becomes Red Hat Partner

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We are excited to announce that Keyhole Software is a Red Hat Ready Partner. This collaboration with Red Hat indicates Keyhole Software’s commitment to providing superior solutions to clients. As a Red Hat Ready Partner, Keyhole has demonstrated top-quality performance in the specialization of Cloud-Native application development, maintaining accreditation, and continually growing the development practice. “As a technology-agnostic development firm, …

Keyhole Co-Founder Chris DeSalvo Featured On StarterStory

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Keyhole Software Co-Founder Chris DeSalvo has been featured on StarterStory, an online publication that interviews successful entrepreneurs and shares the stories behind their businesses.

In this article, Chris detailed the entrepreneurial journey that led him and David Pitt to found Keyhole Software in 2008. He provides an insight into what cultural priorities, strategies, and tools have assisted in Keyhole Software’s successes. Chris also provides tips for aspiring entrepreneurs including influential resources and tools that have helped him throughout his career…

Avoiding Burnout as a Developer

Josh Green Community, Soft Skills Leave a Comment

The IT industry is fast-paced and exciting, and yet, burnout is commonplace amongst developers. There are endless opportunities to learn new technologies, develop your skills, and hone your software development craft. IT work is also very accessible, meaning all you typically need is a computer and possibly an internet connection to start working.

Although they are positives in the big picture, these combined factors lead me to today’s topic: developer burnout. Developer burnout is a physical or mental collapse caused by excessive amounts of work or stress, and I’m sure all of us have experienced it in one way or another over the course of our careers. Burnout manifests itself in different ways for many different people. In this post, I’m going to go over some causes of burnout and how you can avoid it.

Lessons in Programming Java Robots

Brad Mongar Community, Opinion Leave a Comment

This year, I was a programming mentor in a robot building competition for high school students. Specifically, one of 11 mentors assisting 40 high-schoolers of the Park Hill Trobots team in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

In this blog, I discuss key lessons I learned as a programming mentor of high school students building a Java-based robot that could run, climb, balance, aim, and release projectiles.