OSCON is next week, and I can’t wait to see Tom Limoncelli’s
Time Management For System Administrators tutorial. Tom’s written one of my “Ten Great Non-O’Reilly Books”, the excellent The Practice Of System And Network Administration, so I’m eager to hear his talk on time management. I’m sure it will apply to programmers just as much as sysadmins.
Tom’s sent me some preview materials, and he digs up the old chestnut about how “no one ever died thinking ‘Gosh, I wish I had spent more time at the office.’”
It needs a corrolary: “But many folks die wishing they’d accomplished more.” Time management isn’t about spending more time, but in making the most of the time you do spend.
If you’re going to be at OSCON next week, let me know and say howdy. I’ll be giving a talk with Bill Odom on
“How To Get Hired” that’s as much about career management as getting the job in the first place. I hope to see you all there.
Going to Portland? Don’t have time for it?