Specifically, I'm passionate about building mobile, web, and consumer-focused products with major impact. While I'm not working on tech projects, identifying market trends, or learning more about the tech industry, you can find me reading, rock climbing, biking, playing a variety of sports, or brewing beer.
I currently work in Microsoft Office designing and developing collaboration tools to help people work together better. Take a look.August 2013 - Present
In May 2013, I graduated from the University of Virginia with a Computer Science major and Engineering Business minor. Feel free to read my Thesis Portfolio, which includes my report on social entrepreneurship through a case study of Elon Musk.May 2013
During the summer of 2012, I designed, managed, and developed a cloud-based search feature for Microsoft Dynamics AX.May 2012 - August 2012
I co-designed and implemented a visualization for an IBM Smarter Water system that retrieves and monitors hydrological and meteorological data. Check out our architecture whitepaper.June 2011 - May 2012
For more details, take a look at my resume.
I love learning and I'm always looking for ways to improve myself both personally and professionally. Here are some books and podcasts I'm currently hooked on and find entertaining and valuable. If you have suggestions for other awesome content I should take a look at, please let me know!
Pro Tip Learned: When you believe in your team's mission and are willing to persevere against all odds, you can be successful. Just be prepared for the long haul.
Pro Tip Learned: You won't know what metrics to focus on until you can describe your business model as simply as a lemonade stand's.
In the process of formulating my pro tip.
Check out other books I've recently read and those up next.
Seeking Wisdom is the most useful, engaging, and motivating podcast I've listened to. Too many learnings to count. Pro Tip Learned: You don't read to memorize. You read to unlock what you already know.
Pro Tip Learned: Listening to smart people talk about topics you're unfamiliar with sparks ideas and creative solutions to the problems you're trying to solve.
Pro Tip Learned: Starting a company is hard work, but you're not the only one going through it. Just keep grinding.
Pro Tip Learned: Seeing how breweries create great products, develop a loyal fanbase, and iterate based on feedback, inspires my own approach to work.
© 2016 Doug Milvaney