Call for papers, yeah right!

Lucky for me, a co-worker turned me on to  For the last 2 weeks I have listened to one lecture series and two books (well 1 1/2, I round up).  One of the books that I am reading right now is John Sonmez’s book Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual.

One of the topics that he reiterates, a bunch of times, is about marketing your brand.  One of the methods that he is adamant about is blogging.  He remarks that a lot of engineers either do not blog at all or do not blog regularly. The feedback that he gets from engineers is that they don’t have anything to say or they don’t have time.  I have both!

The question that I need to ask myself, is why don’t I do it regularly?  I guess there are a bunch of reasons that I could proclaim, but it is unlikely that they are worth a nickel.  One of the things that he said that makes a lot of sense for me is to take note of the ideas that I have, the things that interest me and the trends that I see.  That is the reason for the title “Call For Papers”.  This is my call to come up with ideas that are blog worthy!

Here are some topics that I think are worthwhile:

  • Docker
  • Kafka
  • Zookeeper
  • DDD
  • Architecture
  • Home Automation

These are all relevant in my work today.  Let’s see how this goes.



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