Hi, I’m Steve! This is only one extra blog along with the other thousands out there, but it’s special…because it’s mine! Leadership and tech are the main focus for this blog. I’ve worked in software for over 20 years but I can still remember the beginning…
…it was in my final year at school when I had an epiphany that being a software developer was for me! This took me to college, then university to study computing and software engineering. Being in front of a computer was where I felt comfortable and got a real buzz out of creating even the simplest of programs! I wasn’t afraid anymore to admit that I am a geek!
My career started working in a support team for the company where I did my uni placement year. It wasn’t long before I became a developer full time…this was it for me…I was happy! My career continued with different companies, taking on more responsibilities along the way. This naturally moved to leading teams and taking technical ownership over applications.
Now, as an Engineering Manager, that developer experience helps me to understand and coach those around me. My buzz now comes from seeing other people succeed. My passion for continually aiming to better myself has not faded, I believe you can learn something from anyone! To succeed in anything you need to work at it, so I continue to learn as much as possible from books, blogs, presentations, and the people around me. I’m never tired of learning!
I will always be a recovering perfectionist to a certain degree. It took many years but I realised that perfection is elusive, now progression is a more healthy approach to life. Leading tech teams has been a great learning curve as well as learning from my peers and other around me. This is why I love working with many different people so I can learn from them and better myself.
So then this blog! Obviously, it’s simply my thoughts and opinions, but maybe others can benefit from it…time will tell!
- TechHeads: Building a Tech Culture at Medidata
- Scala Central: Learning Scala as an Engineering Manager
The views expressed on this blog are purely my opinion and do not represent views of any current or previous employers.