My name is John Collins, and I am an experienced leader of software engineering teams. My career followed the following path over the past twenty years:
Computer Science graduate -> Software Engineer -> Senior Software Engineer -> Team Lead -> Engineering Manager -> VP of Engineering
I use this site to publish articles about technology, leadership, and business related material, since early 2001 (back then the site had a different name).
I am the developer of the Alpha Framework for PHP, which I also write about here. I use that framework to practice my coding, so that I do not lose those skills now that I am "management".
I am firmly apolitical, so will never post about politics. Lately I am trying to adopt a Stoic outlook on life, so may occasional post about that philosophy, from my beginner perspective.
When I was younger and care free, I done a lot of hiking hence the profile picture. These days my journeys are less literal.