Confident Humility

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“But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.”  Daniel 5:20 (NASB)

Like many Christians, for little over a week, I’ve been on a pilgrimage; a spiritual journey into Lent.  Aided by a respite in my studies, and the calm of closing several of my team’s first quarter initiatives at the office, I’ve been angling for time to reflect on the path I’ve chosen as a technical leader. Continue reading

Work Hard and Play Hard

Descending into Washington D.C., February 20,2017

It’s a beautiful thing when a group of creative minds has the opportunity to come together and work towards a common goal.

I spent the past week collaborating with my teammates at the National Fenestration Rating Council’s headquarters in Greenbelt Maryland.  As always, it was a fantastic experience! Continue reading

A Foundation for Growth

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Shortly after I began my journey with SUNY Empire State College in 2013 I decided to take a hiatus from my formal study of taekwondo and focus on the art of developing information systems.  As a result, my physical health declined, my spirit suffered, and naturally my sense of wellness paled. Continue reading

A Warrior’s Path to Geekdom

When people look at me today they don’t see a warrior.  People are mistaken when they look at someone and believe they know who that person is.  It’s a mistake people make every day.  Continue reading

The Analyst Role in the Software Development Process

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“Wait, you actually helped develop the software?” My wife asked curiously, and without accusation.  Continue reading

Denver: Hockey and Fenestration

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Recently I was given the opportunity to attend the National Fenestration Rating Council’s (NFRC’s) 2016 Fall Membership Meeting in Denver, Colorado.  My visit to Denver was a first for me, as was the experience of serving on staff at such a great event. Continue reading