Author Archives: Joe Ocampo

About Joe Ocampo

My personal philosophy is simple: "Have a good strategy that sets the environment for success through the enablement of the whole. Be agile but with a mind towards pragmatism. Delegate to the best qualified individuals, but don’t be afraid to involve yourself in all parts of a job. Treat everyone with respect, humility, and with a genuine pursuit towards excellence." Respected business and technical leader with expertise in directing organization towards effective results driven outcomes. Proven ability to perform and communicate from both technical and business perspectives. Strong technical and business acumen developed through experience, education and training. Provides the ability to utilize technology, harness business intelligence and execute strategically by optimizing systems, tools and process. Passionate about building people, companies and software by containing cost, maximizing operational throughput and capitalize on revenue. Looks to leverage the strengths of individuals and grow the organization to their maximum potential by harnessing the power of their collective whole and deliver results. Co-Founder of LosTechies.com

Pablo’s Fiesta – Thank you!

Pablo’s Fiesta Wanted to take this time to say thank you to everyone that attended Pablo’s Fiesta.  This community surprises me every year with the amount of content and dialog that is discussed by so many passionate professionals.  Without each … Continue reading 

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Announcing Pablo’s Fiesta 2011!!!!!

Registration is open for the this years annual “Pablo’s Fiesta!” We at LosTechies believe in constantly providing insight and strengthening the passion and creativity to our ever expanding software community. Not to mention have an excuse to party and code! … Continue reading 

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LosTechies welcomes John Petersen!

I am proud to announce that John Pertersen has joined LosTechies!  We are all looking forward to his perspective and insights into software development. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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LosTechies welcomes Rod Paddock!

I am proud to announce that Rod Paddock has joined LosTechies!  We are all looking forward to his perspective and insights into software development. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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Check the depth of the pool

I was really inspired by Jimmy Bogards latest post. I find that taking the simplest path does not always lead a team down the most best path that towards sustainable flow (continuity). I am a huge proponent of Agile Modeling. … Continue reading 

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What are you solving for?

Exactly! I am always amazed of how much software is created with the intention of solving a business problem, only to be deployed to production and not deliver any value to the organization. Some will argue that this is what … Continue reading 

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LosTechies welcomes Sharon Cichelli "Girl Writes Code"

I am proud to announce that Sharon Cichelli has graciously agreed to join LosTechies!  We are all looking forward to her perspective and insights into software development.  Sharon is an active member of the Austin .NET users community.  Her passion … Continue reading 

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Setting up Ubuntu Jaunty for Ruby and Rails development

Getting Ruby setup on Ubuntu – Jaunty UPDATED: Added RSpec for Rails as well Here are some quick steps to get you up and running with Ruby on Ubuntu, Take about 15 minutes depending on your internet connection. Step 1: … Continue reading 

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Role Storming

UPDATE: This excercise is ideal for large projects with many SME’s in the room.  In this case I was building a Loan Orgination System for a bank with 10+ SME’s in the room that were all arguing with each other … Continue reading 

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Managing changes in scope and direction in an agile projects

I was recently asked the following question, “How do you best manage changes in scope and direction in an agile project?” Embracing change is the quintessential backbone of Agile.  How to manage it is a whole other story. The difficult … Continue reading 

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