Author: Nate

Nate is a Chicago native who traded in his snow shovel and long winters for flip flops and year ‘round grilling. He has been with AppointmentPlus since 2010 and is currently the Director of Software Engineering, focusing on developing people, improving products, and streamlining processes within AppointmentPlus’ core offerings. Nate describes himself as a relentless pursuer of excellence, insatiable student of leadership, and passionate solver of problems. When he is not busy being the all-around AppointmentPlus guru, Nate enjoys spending time with his family. He is secretly becoming a world-class chef (well, sort of).

Progressing As A Software Developer

The world of Information Technology offers an ever-growing, vast pool of opportunities. As a software developer you are primed to take advantage of the best of those opportunities. Chances are you’ve worked with a variety of different stakeholders including business analysts, project managers, system administrators, testers and even executive leaders. You may have even served in one of these or other capacities. The broad range of exposure means the career opportunities available to you are virtually limitless. You have to be proactive in pursuing those opportunities.

I discuss seven key areas and activities you can start focusing on today to ensure you are well-equipped to advance in your career.

Leadership is about going somewhere. If you and your people don’t know where you are going, your leadership doesn’t matter.
Ken Blanchard, Leading at a Higher Level

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