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.

March 31: Blockchain Revolution State of The Union

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Join us for a remote Hyperledger meetup over the lunch hour! We’re choosing to host a virtual meeting due to COVID-19 and hope that you’ll be able to join us.

Hyperledger Fabric is a blockchain framework that gives you the tools to create public or private blockchain networks that share data securely. The Hyperledger Global Forum took place in early March and included a discussion by some of the heaviest hitters in blockchain technology.

This meetup will focus on the current state of Blockchain in 2020 and a recap of main conference topics. The discussion will also include an explanation of multiple use cases currently available in the wild.

[Video] Azure App Modernization & Innovation Day with Keyhole & Microsoft: Remote, 4/15

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We are excited to announce Keyhole Software’s partnership with Microsoft to sponsor Azure App Modernization and Innovation Day on April 15, 2020.

During this free community event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about Azure developer services and the latest on industry trends from Azure application development experts.

The agenda for the day will include three presentations with topics such as Azure App Services, Serverless Computing, Microservices & Containers, DevOps on Azure, AI for Developers and more!

Keyhole Speaking & Sponsoring Blockchain KC Conference

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We are pleased to announce that Keyhole Software is a Gold Sponsor of the 2020 Blockchain KC Conference! Our very own principal consultant and managing partner, David Pitt, will be speaking on Blockchain software from his rich experience with the platform. 

The one-day conference will be held on April 23rd in Kansas City. Multiple tracks and sessions will be offered on a wide range of topics including Blockchain for Enterprise, Cryptocurrency Regulation, Developing Blockchain Applications, and New Developments on the Horizon. Industry leaders from technological, legal, financial, and business development standpoints will share pointers for successful development and administration and coach organizations on how to utilize Blockchain in their enterprise architecture.