Monday, June 16, 2008

About Software on the Side and Me

Software on the Side is my blog about software development (coding, design and architecture), software development management, business, technology and leadership. Why "Software on the Side"? I guess there are a few meanings.
First, I think it's important for those of us that develop software to be learning about and writing "software on the side". Pursuing professional development outside of work hours is, I believe, the primary differentiator between real software developers and those that simply have a job programming.
The other meaning is that while software needs to be more than a job, it's also not life. Family and God come before career and software. Software needs to remain firmly "on the side".
My name is Mike Clement. I'm a husband, father of four and currently a Software Craftsman at Pluralsight. I hope to provide something of value to the community and not just contribute to the echoes heard across the blogosphere.
Opinions expressed here are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer although I do hope that they coincide on occasion :)
http://careers.stackoverflow.com/mdclement
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