David P. Donahue
The Professional Me
I'm a software developer and architect. (Of course, ask 5 developers what an "architect" is and expect to get 5 different answers.) Most of my experience is on .NET development, primarily on web development. I've taken this experience in various enterprise environments to build a career on enterprise development and software architecture as a technical team lead.
Lately I've been focusing on career growth through two main avenues: Reading books and attending workshops, writing and presenting workshops I find that the latter makes for a considerably better teaching tool. The former, being more relaxing, is a great way to take a break from the latter.
The Personal Me
I'm usually pretty relaxed and laid-back, but retain the right to emit bursts of high energy when the time is right. I enjoy the following things, in no particular order:
- Going out with friends
- Revolutionary War Re-enacting
- Table-top gaming
- General geekery
These days my greatest passions include exploring and career advancement. By "exploring" I usually mean going out to see new places and do new things. (Going to different parks and attractions, picking a destination on a map and driving there, etc.) And the "career advancement" part is just to reflect the fact that a lot of my reading and extra-curricular job-related work is done during my spare time, and that it's a significant part of who I am as a person at this stage in my life.