Careers 2.0 (by Stack Overflow)

One day, you’ll be telling your grandchildren about getting a programming job, version 1.0. You would send a “resume” to a “recruiter.” It included all kinds of silly information required by the esoteric resume ritual (foreign languages spoken, whether or not you play ultimate Frisbee, Microsoft-veteran status). This so-called “information” was utterly useless at determining whether you could program or not, but if you spelled everything right and used suitable fonts, you could come in for a day of interviews at which you would be asked to perform mundane programming tasks on a whiteboard.

Careers 2.0 is here!

Does your employer own your side projects?

There’s a surprising amount of misinformation out there about whether software companies own the work that a programmer does in their spare time.

From my answer to the question on

Being an employee of a high tech company whose product is intellectual means that you have decided that you want to sell your intellectual output.

Read the whole thing here:

If I’m working at a company, do they have intellectual property rights to the stuff I do in my spare time?

FogBugz/Kiln Demo

If you weren’t able to make it to the FogBugz/Kiln world tour, a video of my presentation is up now on YouTube.

(If you have a high bandwidth connection, try the “720p” option, which shows the screen more clearly.)