A few notes and impressions from the February, 2008 Atlanta IIBA chapter meeting.
The way I see it, offshore outsourcing of IT work – chiefly development and QA – is not going away. Those of us stateside will have to learn to adapt and thrive in this new type of environment in order to remain marketable. For many of us, retooling may be necessary.
For some reason, last week I picked up and began reading from Benjamin Franklin’s autobiography. In it, he mentions a mutual improvement society that he and several of his acquaintances founded in colonial Philadelphia to compare ideas, to critique each other’s publications, and to gather sociably. They called it “Junto.” The idea behind Junto was that in gathering like-minded individuals with a common cause for civil discourse, all participants stood to benefit.