The Software Developer's Career Handbook
Author: Michael Lopp
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
As a software engineer, you recognize at some point that there's much more to your career than dealing with code. Is it time to become a manager? Tell your boss he’s a jerk? Join that startup? Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- an insightful and entertaining book that will help you make better career decisions. With more than 40 standalone stories, Lopp walks through a complete job life cycle, starting with the job interview and ending with the realization that it might be time to find another gig. Many books teach you how to interview for a job or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book helps you handle the baffling circumstances you may encounter throughout your career. Decide what you're worth with the chapter on "The Business" Determine the nature of the miracle your CEO wants with "The Impossible" Give effective presentations with "How Not to Throw Up" Handle liars and people with devious agendas with "Managing Werewolves" Realize when you should be looking for a new gig with "The Itch"
Author: Tim J„nick,Tim Janick
Publisher: Diplomica Verlag
Category: Social Science
Nerds. Fast jeder kennt einen. Jemanden, der ein ungew”hnliches Hobby hat. Jemanden, der sich stundenlang ber kein anderes Thema unterh„lt. Jemanden, der m”glicherweise auch auf der Arbeit noch davon erz„hlt. M”glicherweise ist der Leser selbst dieser jemand. Aber was macht diese Person zum Nerd? Was ist so besonders an der Gruppe der Nerds, das sie eine eigene Bezeichnung haben? Ist der fanatische Motorenfan, der sein Auto hegt und pflegt ein Nerd? Oder ist es der Computerspezialist aus der IT-Abteilung, der in seiner Freizeit Comics sammelt? Gibt es eine gemeinsame Nerd-Kultur, die eine eindeutige Aufteilung m”glich macht? Die zentrale Frage ist, ob eine gemeinsame Nerd-Kultur existiert und was sie gegebenenfalls ausmacht. Dieses Buch stellt eine Rundreise durch Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft des ”ffentlichen Nerd-Bildes dar. Dabei erfolgt keine Beschr„nkung auf die theoretische Er”rterung, sondern es gibt zudem einen Praxisteil mit Strategien fr den Umgang mit Nerds.
User Guide and Documentation for the Geek in Your Life
Author: Mikki Halpin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
He has reached every level of Myst. Her room is littered with soda cans. He idolizes Data from Star Trek®. But all your favorite geek really wants is to be understood.... Whether you're friends with a geek, work with one, love one, or hate one, The Geek Handbook provides handy instructions for analyzing and understanding all things geek, including: How Your Geek Relates to Others Geek organizations and gathering spots Getting Your Geek to Exercise Klingon™ martial arts as workout strategy The Geek Diet Soda, pizza, and other geek food groups; how to help your geek thrive
Code, Culture and Storytelling from the Technosphere
Author: Brian Alleyne
Category: Social Science
Geeks, hackers and gamers share a common ‘geek culture’, whose members are defined and define themselves mainly in terms of technology and rationality. The members of geek culture produce and circulate stories to express who they are and to explain and justify what they do. Geek storytelling draws on plots and themes from the wider social and cultural context in which geeks live. The author surveys many stories of heated exchanges and techno-tribal conflicts that date back to the earliest days of personal computing, which construct the “self” and the “enemy”, and express and debate a range of political positions. Geek and Hacker Stories will be of interest to students of digital social science and media studies. Both geeky and non-technical readers will find something of value in this account.
Practical Advice for Using Computers with Smarts and Style
Author: Christina Tynan-Wood
Publisher: No Starch Press
Provides information for women on computer technology, covering such topics as purchasing a computer, hardware and software, online shopping, wireless networking, security, and social networking.
Author: Katherine Dunn
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
Arturo, der Fischjunge, ist der Star des Familienzirkus. Sein rhetorisches Talent begeistert die Zuschauer so sehr, dass sie ihn wie einen Gott verehren und alles geben würden, um zu werden wie er. Am meisten aber liebt ihn seine Schwester Olympia, sie steht auch dann noch zu ihm, als er die siamesischen Zwillinge gegeneinander aufbringt, als er skrupellos die magischen Fähigkeiten des Nesthäkchens Chick für seine Zwecke missbraucht. Es ist Olympia, die buckelige Albino-Zwergin, die uns von ihrer Familie erzählt, von ihren Eltern, die sich durch unfassbare Experimente eine genetisch mutierte Freakshow heranzüchten. Sie berichtet von Geschwisterliebe und -konkurrenz, vom Kampf um Anerkennung in einer Welt des Über-Besonderen. Als Arturo in seinem Größenwahn kaum mehr zu halten ist, entwickelt sich ein dramatisches Spiel zwischen fanatischer Hingabe und mörderischer Abscheu. Dutzende wunderlich-bezaubernde Figuren hinterfragen unsere Vorstellung von „Selbst“ und dem „Anderen“, normal und unnormal, Perfektion und Deformation. Was ist Schönheit? Und was ist die moderne Familie wert?
Author: Roger T. Dean
Publisher: Oxford University Press
The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music offers a state-of-the-art cross-section of the most field-defining topics and debates in computer music today. A unique contribution to the field, it situates computer music in the broad context of its creation and performance across the range of issues - from music cognition to pedagogy to sociocultural topics - that shape contemporary discourse in the field. Fifty years after musical tones were produced on a computer for the first time, developments in laptop computing have brought computer music within reach of all listeners and composers. Production and distribution of computer music have grown tremendously as a result, and the time is right for this survey of computer music in its cultural contexts. An impressive and international array of music creators and academics discuss computer music's history, present, and future with a wide perspective, including composition, improvisation, interactive performance, spatialization, sound synthesis, sonification, and modeling. Throughout, they merge practice with theory to offer a fascinating look into computer music's possibilities and enduring appeal.
Author: Hao Jingfang,Sam J. Miller,Ann Leckie,Richard Bowes,Amal El-Mohtar,Sunny Moraine
Publisher: Uncanny Magazine
The January/February 2015 issue of Uncanny Magazine. Featuring new fiction by Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu), Sam J. Miller, Amal El-Mohtar, Richard Bowes, and Sunny Moraine, classic fiction by Ann Leckie, essays by Jim C. Hines, Erika McGillivray, Michi Trota, and Keidra Chaney, poetry by Isabel Yap, Mari Ness, and Rose Lemberg, interviews with Hao Jingfang (translated by Ken Liu) and Ann Leckie, by Deborah Stanish, a cover by Julie Dillon, and an editoral by Lynne M. Thomas and Michael Damian Thomas.
Sex, Gender and Power on the Internet
Author: Laurie Penny
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Social Science
'The Internet was supposed to be for everyone... Millions found their voices in this brave new online world; it gave unheard masses the space to speak to each other without limits, across borders, both physical and social. It was supposed to liberate us from gender. But as more and more of our daily lives migrated on line, it seemed it did matter if you were a boy or a girl.' It's a tough time to be a woman on the internet. Over the past two generations, the political map of human relations has been redrawn by feminism and by changes in technology. Together they pose questions about the nature and organisation of society that are deeply challenging to those in power, and in both cases, the backlash is on. In this brave new world, old-style sexism is making itself felt in new and frightening ways. In Cybersexism, Laurie Penny goes to the dark heart of the matter and asks why threats of rape and violence are being used to try to silence female voices, analyses the structure of online misogyny, and makes a case for real freedom of speech – for everyone. Laurie Penny's forthcoming book, Unspeakable Things: Sex, Lies and Revolution, will be published in 2014.
Author: Adrianne Ambrose
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Eleven-year-old Elaine Rewitzer is funny, smart and happy being a geek, but when she wins a spot on the Cross Creek Middle School Buccaneers cheerleading squad, she gets totally into her new life. Her mega-brain best friend Bethany warns that Elaine will just become "part of the herd," and her best geek-guy-pal, Tim, (who is struggling with nose polyps) feels forgotten. Will Elaine survive the roller coaster of pre-teen cheerleader fame? Will she win the heart of the cutest boy on the basketball team? Will she confess her "uncool" love for comic books? Will she lose Bethany and Tim's friendship for-evah? ABOUT THE AUTHOR: When not writing novels about cheerleaders, barbarians or vampires, Adrianne Ambrose is being nominated for video game awards starring dangerous high school girls. Adrianne contributes to the Fraggle Rock comic book series. www.adrianneambrose.com
Author: Byron A. Love
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Business & Economics
This book’s author, Byron Love, admits proudly to being an IT geek. However, he had found that being an IT geek was limiting his career path and his effectiveness. During a career of more than 31 years, he has made the transition from geek to geek leader. He hopes this book helps other geeks do the same. This book addresses leadership issues in the IT industry to help IT practitioners lead from the lowest level. Unlike other leadership books that provide a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership, this book focuses on the unique challenges that IT practitioners face. IT project managers may manage processes and technologies, but people must be led. The IT industry attracts people who think in logical ways—analytical types who have a propensity to place more emphasis on tasks and technology than on people. This has led to leadership challenges such as poor communication, poor relationship management, and poor stakeholder engagement. Critical IT projects and programs have failed because IT leaders neglect the people component of "people, process, and technology." Communications skills are key to leadership. This book features an in-depth discussion of the communications cycle and emotional intelligence, providing geek leaders with tools to improve their understanding of others and to help others understand them. To transform a geek into a geek leader, this book also discusses: Self-leadership skills so geek leaders know how to lead others by leading themselves first Followership and how to cultivate it among team members How a geek leader’s ability to navigate disparate social styles leads to greater credibility and influence Integrating leadership into project management processes The book concludes with a case study to show how to put leadership principles and practices into action and how an IT geek can transform into an effective IT geek leader.
Author: Louis E. Boone,David L. Kurtz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Opening new doors of possibility can be difficult. Contemporary Business 13e 2010 Update Edition gives students the business language they need to feel confident in taking the first steps toward becoming successful business majors and successful businesspeople. As with every good business, though, the patterns of innovation and excellence established at the beginning remain steadfast. The goals and standards of Boone & Kurtz, Contemporary Business, remain intact and focused on excellence, as always.
Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families
Author: Natania Barron,Kathy Ceceri,Corrina Lawson,Jenny Williams
Publisher: Potter Craft
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
It’s fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages and budgets include thrifty Halloween costumes, homemade lava lamps, hobbit feasts, and magical role-playing games. There are even projects for moms to try when they have a few precious moments alone. With six sections spanning everything from home-science experiments to superheroes, this comprehensive handbook from the editors of Wired.com’s popular GeekMom blog is packed with ideas guaranteed to inspire a love of learning and discovery. Along the way, parents will also find important tips on topics such as determining safe online communities for children, organizing a home learning center, and encouraging girls to love science. Being geeky is all about exploring the world with endless curiosity. Geek Mom is your invitation to introducing the same sense of wonder and imagination to the next generation.
Why Business and Technology Professionals Don't Understand Each Other and why They Need Each Other to Survive
Author: Bill Pfleging,Minda Zetlin
Category: Business & Economics
Addressing the corporate culture clash between technology "geeks" and business "suits," this unique, insightful read is also a practical guide to working together more effectively.
An Exploration of Music and Subculture
Author: Alex DiBlasi,Victoria Willis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. This collection of essays explores the evolution of “geek rock” from songs about cars and girls to monster movies, outer space, and what it means to be “white and nerdy.”
Author: Bill Jelen
Publisher: Que Publishing
Get more out of Microsoft Excel® 2013: more productivity and better answers for greater success! Drawing on his unsurpassed Excel experience, Bill Jelen (“Mr Excel”) brings together all the intensely useful knowledge you need: insights, techniques, tips, and shortcuts you just won’t find anywhere else. Excel 2013 In Depth is the fastest, best way to master Excel 2013’s full power; get comfortable with its updated interface; and leverage its new tools for everything from formulas, charts, and functions to dashboards, data visualization, and social media integration. Start by taking a quick “tour” of Excel 2013’s most valuable new features. Then, learn how to Build more trustworthy, error-resistant, flexible, extensible, intelligent, and understandable spreadsheets Get more productive with Excel 2013’s new Start Screen and Timelines Create formulas, charts, subtotals, and pivot tables faster with new Flash Fill and Analysis Lens Quickly apply attractive, consistent formats Master every function you’ll ever need,- including powerful new web services functions Solve real-world business intelligence analysis problems Create amazing PowerPivot data mashups that integrate information from anywhere Use Power View to generate stunningly intuitive maps, dashboards, and data visualizations Share workbooks on the Web and social networks Leverage the improved Excel Web App to create highly interactive web pages and online surveys Automate repetitive functions using Excel macros Supercharge your workbooks with new apps from the Excel App Store Like all In Depth books, Excel 2013 In Depth delivers complete coverage with detailed solutions, and troubleshooting help for tough problems you can’t fix on your own. Whatever you intend to do with Excel 2013, this is the only book you’ll need!
Author: Dave Fecak
Publisher: Dave Fecak
Category: Business & Economics
Career advice for technology professionals and software engineers
How Indian Science is Taking Over the World
Author: Angela Saini
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Business & Economics
India: it's a nation of geeks, swots and nerds. Almost one in five of all medical and dental staff in the UK is of Indian origin, and one in six employed scientists with science or engineering doctorates in the US is Asian. By the turn of the millennium, there were even claims that a third of all engineers in Silicon Valley were of Indian origin, with Indians running 750 of its tech companies. At the dawn of this scientific revolution, Geek Nation is a journey to meet the inventors, engineers and young scientists helping to give birth to the world’s next scientific superpower – a nation built not on conquest, oil or minerals, but on the scientific ingenuity of its people. Angela Saini explains how ancient science is giving way to new, and how the technology of the wealthy are passing on to the poor. Delving inside the psyche of India’s science-hungry citizens, she explores the reason why the government of the most religious country on earth has put its faith in science and technology. Through witty first-hand reportage and penetrative analysis, Geek Nation explains what this means for the rest of the world, and how a spiritual nation squares its soul with hard rationality. Full of curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people – a nation of geeks. curious, colourful characters and gripping stories, it describes India through its people – a nation of geeks.