Friday 17th May, 2013
1:00pm to 2:00pm
How do you complete your billable work for the day, socialize with your team, learn something new, stay healthy and spend time with your family without going insane? Oh yeah, and maybe even work some time in for entertainment for your self! Jobs can be demanding and stressful, and it's important to learn how to balance these things for a healthy life as well as career advancement. In March of 2012, my first child was born, and I think about balance every day before my day starts. By no means do I feel that I have found a secret, but i have stumbled on a few tricks to help though the way. I have spent more time learning, working with clients, and spending time with family then ever before. In this session I will share what has worked for me.
Jeff McWherter is the Director of Development at Gravity Works Design and Development (www.GravityWorksDesign.com). Jeff graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Telecommunications, and has fourteen years of professional experience in software development. He is a founding member and current Vice President for the Greater Lansing Users for .NET (GLUG.net). He enjoys profiling code, applying design patterns, finding obscure namespaces, and long walks in the park. His lifelong interest in programming began with a Home Computing Magazine in 1983, which included an article about writing a game called Boa Alley in BASIC. Jeff currently lives in a farming community near Lansing, MI. When he is not in front of the computer he enjoys rock and ice climbing with his smart and beautiful wife; which leads to his favorite activity of all, road trips.
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