lunes, 29 de junio de 2009

Cover Letter

Ludvika Sweden
15 Statorvagen,

Home: 01234 567 8910

1th July 2009

Christine Smith
VP Technical Services
ABB Company
1224 Main Street
Ludvika, AT1 B23

Dear Ms. Smith:

Are you searching for a software engineer with a proven ability to develop high-performance applications and technical innovations? If so, please consider my enclosed CV.

Since 2007, I have served as a software engineer for Action Company, where I have been repeatedly recognised for developing innovative solutions for multimillion-pound, globally deployed software and systems. I am responsible for full lifecycle development of next-generation software, from initial requirement gathering to design, coding, testing, documentation and implementation.

Known for excellent client-facing skills, I have participated in proposals and presentations that have secured six-figure contracts. I also excel in merging business and user needs into high-quality, cost-effective design solutions while keeping within budgetary constraints.

My technical expertise includes cross-platform proficiency (Windows, UNIX, Linux and VxWorks); fluency in 13 scripting/programming languages (including C, C++, VB, Java, Perl and SQL); and advanced knowledge of developer applications, tools, methodologies and best practices (including OOD, client/server architecture and self-test automation).

My experience developing user-friendly solutions on time and on budget would enable me to step into a software engineering role at ABB Company and hit the ground running. I will follow up with you next week, and you may reach me at 01234 567 8910.

I look forward to speaking to you.

Yours sincerely,

Vanessa Villasmil


Leadership has been described as the “process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”.[1] A definition more inclusive of followers comes from Alan Keith of Genentech who said "Leadership is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happen."[2]

According to the late Jules Masserman, American psychoanalyst and former member of the faculty of Northwestern University medical school, leaders must fulfill three functions: the leader must provide for the well-being of the led, provide a social organization in which people feel relatively secure, and provide a set of beliefs.

Leadership is one of the most salient aspects of the organizational context. However, defining leadership has been challenging. The following sections discuss several important aspects of leadership including a description of what leadership is and a description of several popular theories and styles of leadership. This page also dives into topics such as the role of emotions and vision, as well leadership effectiveness and performance. Finally, this page discusses leadership in different contexts, how it may differ from related concepts (i.e., management), and some critiques that have been raised about leadership.
six qualities separate the leaders from the followers:

1. Integrity: This is a deal breaker if you don't have it completely. When it comes to governance, Brennan said, he "never did anything or asked anyone to do anything he couldn't go home and explain to his kids."

2. A deep understanding of the business: "You can't fake it. People will know." While you don't need to know every detail, you do have to have a good grasp of the business.

3. Consistency: While keeping things fresh is important, leaders cannot change direction frequently. They will lose people's confidence.

4. Willingness to admit a mistake: Everyone makes mistakes. If you're not making any, you're not doing your job right. But Brennan emphasized the importance of admitting your missteps -- otherwise people will not respect you.

5. The ability to listen: Good leaders must be willing to handle opinions contrary to their own and absorb as much as they can.

6. Decisiveness: While you should listen to others' opinions, the final decision is yours to make.,289142,sid182_gci1007327,00.html

domingo, 28 de junio de 2009

My Job for an Entry Level

I choose this job because I really like programming, and JAVA is my favorite programming language, in this advise they only need people with an experience between zero and one year.

Job ID 0000470354-01
Job Category: Technology
Location: Sandy, UT
Position Type Full-Time, Employee
Experience 0-1 Years Experience
Date Posted June 28, 2009

The Job Of My Dreams
Honestly I would prefer to have my own Engineering Software Company, and be my own boss, but if I have to choose another one, I will choose the following one, because I will like to specialize in Java programming for web designing.
Job Information
Job title
Senior ASP.Net Web Developer, .NET Web Developer, C# Programmer
Wage between $0.00 - $0.00 Annually
Location United States, Massachusetts, Cambridge
Employment type Full Time
Education Not Specified
Year Experience 4 - 5 Years of Practical Experience
Travel Not Specified
Published on 6/28/2009
Senior ASP.Net Web Developer, .NET Web Developer, C# Programmer ASP.Net Web Developer, .NET Web Programmer, C# Programmer, .Net/SQL Server Web Project Lead, VB.Net - Skills Required - ASP.Net Developer jobs, .NET Developer jobs, C# Developer jobs, Web Developer jobs, C#.Net, VB.Net, SQL Server, Ajax

ASP.Net Web Developer, .NET Web Programmer, C# Programmer, Webmaster, Web Project Lead, .NET Lead

If you are a great Senior ASP.Net Web Developer with solid Object Oriented development experience, please read on!

What you need:

- 3 years of professional software development experience
- 2 years developing with ASP.Net and ASP.Net 2.0(C# or VB.Net)
- Experience with Master Pages and Ajax
- Solid understanding Object Oriented concepts
- A solid understanding of relational databases and experience writing SQL queries
- Superb communication skills are a must as we are looking for someone who can interact with marketing, web/print designers and coordinate with other developers on our team as you translate prototypes, screen shots or a quick sketch into action. - You must be skilled at taking HTML prototypes and turning them into well written ASP.NET pages.
- A BS in Computer Science or Engineering

What you'll be doing:

- Working in a collaborative team environment building 3-tier (n-tier) Websites and Web based applications
- Designing and building objects from scratch in an ASP.Net Web environment
- As a member of a smaller division within a larger company, you will be an integral player in driving the business forward. Working with all levels of management, you will work on a range of projects including our Website and our CRM.
- Enthusiasm, flexibility, the ability to multi-task on multiple projects and fantastic communication skills will make you an irresistible candidate!

What's in it for you:

- Work with a talented and motivated team building cutting edge Web based applications and dynamic websites
- Fun and fast paced environment
- Learn new skills in .NET 3.5
- Very competitive salary and exceptional benefits and perks!

lunes, 1 de junio de 2009


I decided to interview to my older brother who is Informatics Engineer:

1)Could you please define Engineering in your own words?

R.- The engineering makes the world to turn... it makes the things to happen, it makes the factories to operate... it makes the devices to works... The engineer, acording to the branch, can solve any real problems that arise in the industry... a computer applications or programs, a mechanics applications to solve a industrial need; the computing, electronics and electrics makes the humanking life more productive and confortable ...

2) What influenced you to pursue Informatics Engineering?
R.- I want to be a part of the people who can make the world to turn... I like to solve practical problems... and I think that the informatics is the chance to do it. I like the computers because I can make them to do tasks that allow me to give solutions to an enterprise need; for example; writing a program to control a factory production process, writing a computer program that allow the user to operate an appliance, communicate the people across a network, among others...

3)Could you please describe the educational process require to become an Engineer?

R.- It's mandatory to study the teorethical principles, but the basis of a good educational process must consist of proper real industrial laboratories that allow the students to implement these principles; the objetive is to produce a professional to be able to solve a real industrial problems.

4) What are skills you need to be a good engineer?

R.- A good enginner must gather, at the least, thefollowing skills:
4.1.- He (or She) must be ready to face any challenge. No fear.
4.2. He (or She) must be creative, proactive and positive.
4.3.- He (or She) must be capable to solve technical problems in a efficient manner.
4.4.- He (or She) must have an open mind for acepting new ideas that improve the the way to do the job.

5) What job considerations were you looking for after you complete your education?

R.- I will be looking for a job that I love... I know is not that easy.. but I want a job that allow me to do something valuable for the humanking... Maybe the software development, communications, manufacturing process, among others...

6) What's something of your school life that you enjoy the most?
R.- I really loved the classmates parties on vacations...

7) From your perspective, what is the most difficult part of being an engineering student?
R.- Well, when you choose that king of careers, you have no much time to have fun... If you want to get a good mark, maybe you need spend all the time you have... no parties, no fun, sometime no girldfriends... je je ... I think I was a nerd.. je je... anyway...

8) What are your plans for the future?
R.-If you mean in a professional way... I told you before... I want to make the world to turn... doing something important... I want to write great computer program... maybe being a part of a professional team that excute an important project... like Microsoft... je je ... I want to do something that many people use... je je..

9) Point your most personally gratifying moment in engineering school?
R.- I remember the time when I had to carry out an school project; it was about programing a video game using Macromedia Flash... it was not that easy, but I was able to reach the goal... It made me feel so good and happy. I got a good mark.

10) Why would you recommend engineering as a career?
R.- The phisicians cure the world, but we make it to turn.... I don't want to be an arrogant person, but if you want to make the world to turn... Do study Engeenering... It's for the person who loves the challenges!!!


1.- SOURCE CODE: Code written by a programmer in a high-level language and readable by people but not computers. Source code must be converted to object code or machine language before a computer can read or execute the program.

2.- INSTEAD OF: Prep. In place of; rather than: ordered chicken instead of fish.

3.- HUNG: To faster from above with no support from below; suspend.

4.- REDISTRIBUTE: To distribute againg in a different way; reallocate.

5.- IMPROVE: To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better.

6.- PURPOSE: A result or effect that is intended or desired; an intention.

7.- STABLE: Resistant to change of position or condition; not easily move or disturbed: a house built on stable ground; a stable plataform.

8.- BENEFITS: Something that promotes or enhances well-being; an advantage: the field trip was of great benefit to the students.

All the definitions were taken from:

lunes, 18 de mayo de 2009

Be Free, Be Linux!!!

I have heard many people talking about free software , but I wasn't really sure its definition and its benefits, that's why I decided to investigate and publish it on my blog.

The definition published by Free Software Fundation in february 1986 had two points:
The word "free" in our name does not refer to price; its refer to freedom. First the freedom to copy a program and redistribute it to your neighbors, so that they can use it instead of it controlling you; for this, the source code must be made available to you.
Now the modern definition has four point; it defines free software by wether or not the recipient has the freedom to:
  • Run the program, for any purpose.
  • Study how the program works.
  • Redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • Improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole comunity benefits.
Many people who used Free Software they asure that Free Sotware like Linux is much better than Windows, people whose are not going to change to Linux because is free(many people even don't pay for Windows) but maybe because they see new and good characteristics that Window does not have, so I searched some reasons in the internet, and here we have:
  • Forget about virus.
  • Linux can be so stable that the majority of users will never see their operating system to be hung, even several years.
  • Protection.
  • Linux cost anything.
Those are just a few of benefits that we can have in our hands, let's try to be free!!!

miércoles, 13 de mayo de 2009

Going green

The statistics that for every dollar you spend on hardware you will spend $70 to power and cool that hard work over its life and that is project to grow over the next four years to the point where it will be a dollar spent on power and cooling for every dollar that you spend in hardware. Couple that with the fact that in many cases IT Managers or Data Center Managers have not been receiving their fair share of the energy bill.

The second set of issues are opefrational. Many customers simply cannot deploy another server device, another storage array into their data center because they cannot get any more power into the data center or they cannot dissipate the heat that is being generate with the data center.

Finally there is a set of global issues. It is undeniable that the planet climate is changing and that man has a role in that. so people are very concerned and in fact in the global war for talent it is interesting to note that recent surveys show that the number one criteria for a college graduate evaluating a company to work for beyond compesation and and health benefits was how green is the company that I'm going to work for. so in a global war for talent your ability to demosntrate that you're green to your customers and to potential employees is critically important.

As an Engineer, I'm commited to create products that are dramatically smarter, safer and more eco responsible because we need products desing to power usage to our global take-back and recycling programs.