• Title: Taming the Technology Tidal Wave: Practical Career Advice for IT Professionals
  • Author: Jacquie Barker
  • Released: 2004-11-01
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 144
  • ISBN: 0974479888
  • ISBN13: 978-0974479880
  • ASIN: 0974479888
From the Back Cover This is a guide to managing your career with respect to technology change so that you can smoothly update your technical skills as often as necessary throughout your career, without a great deal of anxiety. With this book, you will learn:

Creative, inexpensive ways to come up to speed on the latest technology trends.

Ways to recognize the technologies that are truly worth spending your time on to master, versus those that are just "passing fads".

How to leverage the skills you already have to land an assignment that will give you on-the-job exposure to the new technical skills that you need.

Most importantly, the tips in this book will help you to develop skills for continually renewing yourself technically that will last a professional lifetime.

About the Author Ms. Barker is a professional software engineer, author, and adjunct faculty member at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. With over 25 years of experience as a hands-on software developer and project manager, she has spent the past 12 years focusing on object technology, becoming proficient as an object modeler and Sun Microsystems certified Java programmer.

Ms. Barker is currently employed as a senior member of the technical staff at Technology Associates, Inc. in Herndon, Virginia, where she consults for both public and private sector clients, and is also the founder of ObjectStart LLC, an object technology mentorship and training firm.

Ms. Barker earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering with highest honors from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was also inducted into the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society. She later received a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, focusing on software systems engineering, from UCLA, and has subsequently pursued doctoral level studies in information technology at George Mason University.

Her best selling book, Beginning Java Objects: From Concepts to Code, published originally by the former Wrox Press, Ltd. and now by Apress LP, continues to receive praise from readers around the world. Jacquie’s "winning formula" for teaching object fundamentals continues to receive praise from readers around the world, and Beginning Java Objects has been adopted by many universities as a key textbook in their core IT curricula. Her second book, Beginning C# Objects, an adaptation of B.J.O. to the C# programming language, was published by Apress in April 2004. Her latest book project is entitled Taming the Technology Tidal Wave: Practical Career Advice for Technical Professionals, published by ObjectStart Press.

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