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Derick Hess

Software engineer mostly in the area of science and research. I spent 10 years developing software and solutions in the field of seismology and now I am working in the field of quantum computing.

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11 Essential Skills Software Developers should Learn in 2020

UNIX has been around a lot longer than 30 years. Just shy o...

Being a teen developer

In middle school we learned BASIC, In highschool C and html...

Speaking At Technical Conferences

Greta write up. Thanks for this! I love speaking at confere...

Git Workflow: Do you commit to master on your solo projects?

This is exactly the way I work on my solo projects as well....

Git Workflow: Do you commit to master on your solo projects?

I always do, even on solo projects. Master is always stable...

How long have you worked at the same company?

I found it refreshing. The transition was a bit abrupt and ...

How long have you worked at the same company?

Last company I worked there for 9 years. First as a develop...

Windows or Linux?

Why not just use windows subsystem for linux and install ub...

Letter to Myself Ten Years Ago

Dear past me, Play more computer games. You'll be fine

What are your sleep hacks? How do you handle a tough day and fall asleep immediately after lying down?

If i have code on my mind and thinking about a problem, I c...

What is the number one thing you look for in a new job?

At this point in my career: remote work and something inter...

Where do you find the time...

Set aside a set time that is specifically for working on pe...

Secrets From Fellow Techies on How to Start A Workout Routine

I have a big spreadsheet I create for 8 weeks at a time. I...

10 Great Programming Projects to Improve Your Resume and Learn to Program

It change every few months but has 4 growbeds, and a few stra...

10 Great Programming Projects to Improve Your Resume and Learn to Program

Cool. I do projects like this as well. Have an aquaponics c...

You're not worth hiring unless...

I have since moved away from management, but for a while I ...

You're not worth hiring unless...

Sure it's basic, but if you don't do it all the time or had...

do you use linux, windows or macOs on your PC?

I think you will pick up macOS quickly. A few things are a ...

do you use linux, windows or macOs on your PC?

My main desktop is Windows mostly for gaming. Though I do u...

What do you work on when you are on a plane? ✈️✈️

I don't work on planes. IN my previous job I traveled multi...

What does a software architect do?

A software architect is usually software developer/engineer...

Please tell me what is required for develope an app??

Design it, code it, test it, deploy it.

If you mostly write code for your day-to-day, do you have plans to get promoted out of that situation?

I did get promoted to running both the Software and IT depa...

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

This one was hard for me at last job. I loved it and the wo...

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