My name is Steve and this is simply another one blog along with the other thousands out there, but it’s special…because it’s mine! No subject is off limits but I enjoy talking about leadership and tech the most. I’ve worked in software for over 20 years but I can still remember the beginning…
It began for me in my final year at school when I had an epiphany that being a software developer was for me! This took me to college and 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 was 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 made it to a developer full time…this was it for me…I was happy! As my career continued with different companies and responsibilities grew, becoming a team lead and taking ownership over applications felt like a natural progression.
Now I’m leading software teams where I can take my experience of being a developer and relate to others that I work closely with. 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 am a recovering perfectionist! It took many years but I’ve realized that perfection is elusive, now progression is a more healthy approach to life. Leading tech teams has been a great learning curve, observing how others work without me getting agitated because I would have done something slightly differently! I’ve had to bite my tongue with many code reviews! This is why I love working with many different people so I can learn from them and better myself.
So then this blog! Even though my quest is to continually learn, I believe I have gathered a good experience so far. Certainly what I say is purely my opinion, but maybe others can benefit from it…time will tell!
The views expressed on this blog are purely my opinion and do not represent views of any current or previous employers.