Doug Winnie

Posts by Doug Winnie

  • The things that make a great tech individual contributor aren't necessarily the same things that make up a great tech manager.

    What to Look For When Promoting Employees in Tech

    February 9, 2017

    Promotions have two sides to them. For the individual getting the promotion, it is seen as a reward for the work that they have done. For the hiring manager, it is filling a need that you have on the team to ensure its goals are achieved. But in the tech industry, many employees are promoted for the wrong reason. Far too often, people are promoted into...

  • Three Tips to Help You Get Excited About Learning

    September 1, 2016

    One of the biggest challenges of my job is transforming how people think about learning. It's often that someone in the middle of their career sees learning as something they “have” to do. For 12-plus years of school, learning was a job to them, and one that didn’t have a lot of company perks. After they left school and entered a career, the lack of training...

  • Why You Need to Know More Than Coding to Master Computer Science

    July 28, 2016

    Picking up a book, taking an online course or enrolling in a boot camp to learn a programming language might seem like the best way to get started. It is true, learning a programming language is a very important part of starting your journey as a software developer and coder, but it is only part of the equation. The field of computer science isn’t just about...

  • Why You Should Learn Universal Windows Development

    June 27, 2016

    There are many platforms to develop for and many frameworks that you can use to target them. Over the course of the next several...

  • The 3 Essential Rules of Help Desk Support

    June 17, 2016

    If there’s one thing everyone in IT can agree upon, it’s that change is constant. And it doesn’t matter if you are supporting an...