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Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life is now available! (Feb 17)
After a month of working overtime on evenings and weekends, the Career 2.0: Take Control of Your Life book is now available for purchase! You can find it on Lulu.com ( link) now, and it'll be on Amazon in a few months.

Support independent publishing: buy this book on Lulu.

The content in the book was shaped by the feedback and blog entries from so many people... I sat down and tried to figure out how many people I'd given the Career 2.0 talk/keynote and realized it was (conservatively) over two thousand people! And after nearly every talk a few people came up to share a new idea, or a better example, or to ask why I hadn't added in this or that idea. The talk has really grown, and this is the culmination.

But it's not done either... given how Lulu.com works, I can upload and entirely new version of the book in about 10 minutes, and you'll get the latest version. So I'll be fixing typos as they're reported. The time line to finish the book was so tight that I've still get reviews I haven't had time to incorporate. We're close to getting them all fixed though.

One addition that's been getting rave reviews is the "Rogue's Gallery" appendix. I received so many great career stories from people that I couldn't fit them into the book as sidebars as I'd planned. Cutting down content from Neal Ford or Venkat Subramaniam is hard! Which part do you take out? So I added in an appendix with the best stories I received. Whether you're reading about Chad Fowler or Nathaniel T. Schutta, I think you'll find more gold in their stories and advice.

If you've been thinking about your career, or job, in these times, I'd really encourage you to check out Career 2.0. I hope it'll remind you of what you knew you should be doing, and provide new ideas and directions as well.

New content will also be pushed out to the Career 2.0 blog as well.

See you there!

p.s. rumor has it that Chad Fowler's new book, The Passionate Programmer: Creating a Remarkable Career in Software Development is coming up soon as well!

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StarEast Testing Conference (2015-05-08)
The half day Acceptance Test-Driven Development tutorial
Better Software Conference and the Agile Development Conference (2015-06-08)
I'm giving my half day tutorial: Continuous Testing to Drive Continuous Integration and Deployment


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