Facebook founder billionaire; Facebook Developer Party Singapore

25 10 2007

Facebook has really created a big name now. It is gaining lots of interest not only to the social networking fanatics but also to business guys and the like.

Imagine because of its very big user-base and visits daily, lots of web marketing and advertisement business opportunity are found. No wonder the founder, Mark Zuckerberg that own 30 percent of the company became a 5 paper billionaire. This makes him one of the richest 20+ persons. (Or can you say kid? Hehehe :D) (See links for the source and articles).

I just attended yesterday I think the first Facebook Developer party here in Singapore. The event was quite interesting. It was just that I wasn’t able to relate that much to what they were talking as I was still that new with Facebook. I got a bit sleepy and the day was just so tiring at work that’s why I wasn’t able to appreciate it that much. For me, at least, it was a nice experience. I got a chance to know what is happening in Facebook, I will have to try exploring the rich applications there one of these days.

It was really nice to meet a lot of interesting people there. Got to meet few pinoy guys from Microsoft. Some old acquaintances and few new. And got a chance to meet another pinoy guy from NY who develops real facebooks app. (Got to try them. But need to look for them first. Hehehe)

A lot of these guys are really into Facebook application development. I have been made aware of the infinite possibilities that one can do to earn or just make people have fun through this event. Twas nice meeting all of you guys.

Links: ValleyWag – Mark Zuckerberg the 5 billion man

Valleywag – Facebook takes Microsofts money

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Carl the programmer rockstar video

25 10 2007

He just doesn’t just do talkshows (DNR) and keep us well informed in .NET. He can also entertain us with his talent in music. I’m sure most .NET Developers would know Carl Franklin of dotNetRocks.

Here is a sort of MTV he recorded. It is his own rendition of Steely Dan’s Home At Last. See how talented he is. This is one cool video. Enjoy! 😀

Here is the link:
http://perseus.franklins.net/homeatlast/

PS: You need silverlight to play this.

Source: Scott Hanselman – Carl Franklin does Steely Dan’s “Home At Last” via Silverlight HD 720p





A Joke about a job in consulting

19 10 2007

I just really like it that I thought I need to share it. Enjoy! 😀

◊ One day the manager calls the consultant to talk about the time sheet report…

Manager: You charged us on Wednesday for 19 hours, but you were here for only about 9 hours on Wednesday.

Consultant: Well, of course. Look, it is very detailed. I was here from 9:00 to 18:00, right?

Manager: Right.

Consultant: And because we left without a good solution, I kept thinking about it in the car, and when I walked the dog. You see, it is the entries for 18:00 – 19:30 and 20:00 – 20:45. From 19:30 – 20:00 I had dinner, I didn’t charge you for that.

Manager: Nice of you. And the other 8 hours? 22:00 – 06:00 ?

Consultant: Well,when I walked the dog, I finally had a vision, everything came together in a moment of brilliance, and I could see the solution in my head. All I had to do is connect some little pieces and it would work.

Manager: Oh, so you did an all nighter?

Consultant: Ha? Of course not. I went home thinking about the idea, and then I went to bed and slept on it for 8 hours. ◊

Source: Ayende @ Rahien – The Consulting Game





Tech jobs in US Salary Survey 2007

18 10 2007

Well, although most of these numbers are for US statistics, we can still get an idea and see the dream of what we may earn if we worked there. Here is an article I got from Informationweek on their 2007 Salary Survey. Along with it is is the gallery What IT Pros earn: 20 charts from our salary survey.

Another interesting article is [What countries pays IT Managers the most?].  Check it out. They also have some information on experienced IT professionals and not just IT managers.

These numbers hopefully would encourage future software engineers or IT pros (our current students) to still take the IT path as a lot has already changed now on the perception that a career in IT industry now is risky and job stability is degraded by outsourcing. Cheers! 🙂