Launching Today: How to Market Yourself as a Software Developer (Save $100)

John Sonmez is a respected member of the developer community. He’s been blogging and podcasting about best practices and self-improvement for years. Today he is launching a training package that teaches other developers how to market themselves to make the most of their skills and move their careers forward.


Stop wasting valuable time when you could be making more money with the skills you already have.

You can get all of the details on his site here:  Buy Now!

If you decide to purchase the package, be sure to use code ‘morningdew’ to get $100 off the price. It’s a great discount for a really valuable package. Tags: ,

Looking for Opportunities near Philly

[EDIT: 29-Jan-2013]: I have accepted a new position with Corporation Service Company (CSC) in Wilmington, DE and will be starting there on Feb. 4th. I am looking forward to the new challenges that lay ahead. Thanks to all of you who reached out over the last several weeks!


I recently (Nov. 2012) rejoined Allscripts in Malvern, PA as an Expert Software Engineer. I have enjoyed my time back at the company, getting to dive back into some WPF/MVVM work. I returned to work with a group of people that I like and respect. Unfortunately, I have good reason to believe that Allscripts has decided to close some offices this week, including the one in Malvern.

If any of my Philadelphia-area peeps knows of any great opportunities in the area, please reach out. Here’s a summary of my skills and professional interests.

Skilled with Work Experience

  • C#
  • VB.NET
  • WPF
  • MVVM
  • WinForms (with WPF interop)
  • JavaScript
  • SQL Server
  • Unit Testing
  • Agile Development (SCRUM, task boards, 2-3 week sprints, daily stand-ups, planning)
  • SSRS

Skilled, Strong Interest, but Only Experience is Personal or Used in Demos/Presentations

  • Windows Phone 7/8
  • WinRT XAML/C#
  • Cross-Platform Apps with both Telerik Icenium and DevExpress DXTREME
  • Cordova (PhoneGap)
  • jQuery/Knockout.js
  • Single-Page Applications
  • TDD
  • Pair Programming

Strong Interest, Some Knowledge, but Limited Exposure

  • Android Development
  • MonoDroid
  • MonoTouch
  • iOS Development
  • node.js
  • Windows Azure
  • KendoUI

I have nearly 18 years of development experience on the Microsoft stack now. I have a passion for what I do, which is evidenced by the fact that I have been awarded as a Microsoft MVP four times. I would like to find a company that shares my passion for Microsoft dev technologies. I am hoping to find an opportunity where I will be surrounded by other smart, passionate developers… someplace where I can continue to advance and grow my skills over a long period of time.

Here is a current copy of my resume. If you know anyone who is interested in hiring an experienced .NET developer, please send them my way. If you have multiple openings, I know of other great developers, testers and business analysts who will also be looking for work soon.



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