• Will Nerd for Culture

    (02 Nov 2018)
    You can say "*Life's too short*" - or pick any of your favorite applicable idioms - culture has to be right for you to be happy and productive in your career regardless of what it is you do.
  • Finding My Way to the Igloo

    (24 Apr 2018)
    How I found my way to a (formerly) little-known startup in Toronto named Arctiq, a little about my first 3 months working here, and what I plan to accomplish here...I'll give you a hint, DevOps, DevOps, and more DevOps!
  • First Months at Arctiq - Drinking From The Fire Hose

    (02 Jan 2018)
    new technology I was learning and working with, new cool tools to get my job done, a different way of working, and cranking out more work from a pub then I ever have before. It was like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hose.
  • A year and a half, - part2 - Time to focus

    (19 Oct 2017)
    As Arctiq has grown, we put our big bets into great business partnerships, hiring a set of solid new team members, and a focus on delivering the solutions that matters most to our clients.
  • So ... A year and a half - part1

    (06 Oct 2017)
    My plan was to write this blog at the Arctiq 1 year mark, but business got in the way, so I figured the 18-month mark is also a good time to capture some thoughts. It’s also a nice reflection point when looking back at a busy, challenging, productive time for our young, growing company. WOW a lot happened! Many important aspects came to mind that were critical to building and running a brand new business with an amazing team.
  • Kicking into Fifth Gear pt2

    (03 Oct 2017)
    This is where my twitch began to calm, as I was able to get closer to the inner-workings of what made Linux shine for enterprise applications. It wasn't easy at first, but though some coaching and networking with colleagues, much of the work wasn't always work to me.
  • Kicking into Fifth Gear pt1

    (18 Sep 2017)
    Having finished education in a completely different field of work and feeling confident of that career path, I did notice a slight twitch in my hands. I was watching as my backup plan to work in I.T. was moving out of reach if I didn't do something soon.
  • The Arctiq Approach - Part 3

    (30 May 2016)
    So here I am, almost 20-years into my IT career, and it was time for a pivot. In this third and final installment of the series I will tell you about that pivot and where “Arctiq” is headed