What do you want your development career to be?

There’s no worse feeling than the feeling of being stuck in your career. Grinding out the same old code for the same old problems for the same old pay. Moving up the ladder is never automatic and getting passed up for promotions or senior level developer jobs is downright painful.

My name is Joe Erickson and I’ve been a web developer for over 20 years. I spent my time on the corporate ladder, at small web shops and Fortune 50 companies. I’ve built reselling portals for VoIP companies, ad engines for merchants, business intelligence applications for state historical preservationists, and I’ve gone from being the one passed up for promotions after doing great work to being the one in charge and doing the interviewing and the hiring. I’ve seen both sides of the table and now it’s my goal to teach developers that deserve advancement how to get ahead.

In this blog, I want to talk about development, but also to show you what you need to know and do to get the responsibility, respectability, and pay that you deserve in your career.

If you have a specific question, let me know and I’ll answer it for you.