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BASIC First Lines of Code

One important photo that I feel any developer would appreciate is the first lines of assembly code that formed the BASIC language compiler on the first Altair personal computer written by Bill Gate...

Posting course achievements on social media

A lot of social media users tend to publicize their LinkedIn or Coursera course achievements. When we were at college, we would not post on walls that we completed some course. We might get laughed...

Embrace Gen Z into the Workforce

The corporate world should seriously embrace Generation Z into their workforce. Those born after 1997 are entering the workforce this year. Their approach in IT is to build applications with immedi...

Innovation Spring in Dallas!

I participated in several events around Dallas this month of April, and each one is proving more and more that Dallas is a great hub for innovation. Here is my journal log about the 2019 Dallas Sta...

Is agile an urban legend and waterfall a taboo in project management?

Stamping a project as agile does not guarantee a successful execution; flagging a project as a waterfall does not ensure a failed implementation. For me, agile is about iterative but speedy design ...

Cool 8th Graders, Computers & Games!

I am volunteering for the 3rd year in a row at Lamar Middle School (Lewisville ISD), a nearby school to our house in Texas. I kept accepting the volunteering task of presenting at its career fair e...

b2b companies should hire like b2c

An effective strategy for b2b (business to business) companies to innovate and grow is by powering their talented resources as if they are b2c (business to consumer) clients. That’s because the cur...

Dallas Startup Week - Scaling without stagnating for corporate firms

It was a pleasure and honor to represent Thomson Reuters at the panel on “scaling without stagnating” as part of corporate innovation. The event was hosted by Capital One and sponsored by Dallas In...

My Story with Pink Floyd

Sometime between ‘91 and ‘92, I accidentally saw Pink Floyd Another Brick in the Wall part 2 video on MTV - the scene where school kids turn into .. Loved the song, so I went and bought a cassette ...

Why 22 hour game-playing and listening to 68 episode podcast matters?

Thimbleweed Park is an award-winning point-and-click game released in 2017 as a tribute to similar pc and Commodore 64 adventure games in the 80s. It was created by Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick, wi...