New article posted: Networking for Techies


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Walt Boyes

"You are 26 years old, with an engineering degree. You’ve worked as a technical professional for four years now. In 1999, you went to work for a dotcom as a software engineer, right out of college. That lasted about 11 months. In 2001 you went to work for a control system integrator, writing EAIs for an enterprise integration project interconnecting a five-factory plant floor network and the IT WAN of the enterprise. The project will be over in 2004. Your company doesn’t have another big project in the bank yet. You are a little worried, considering the economy and the tech slump. You have friends on food stamps. You have debt. Those friends on food stamps went to the same college you did. There but for the grace of whatever.

"If this sounds like it might be you, listen up. If this sounds like it was you, five, ten or even twenty years ago, it isn’t too late. You need to listen up too."

My latest article, "What’s In It For Me? Joining and Networking for the Techie" is posted at

As always, comments and criticism are welcome.


Walt Boyes

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