It was clear at SXSWi this year that Google had placed a recent focus on Blogger. Full disclosure, it's the blogging software I use for this here blog. Today, Google announced some creative new HTML5 "views" of blogs on their platform. I invite you to take a look using this blog by simply adding /view to the URL (ex: brianmilner.com/view).
Recently, I was accepted by the Scrum Alliance as a Certified Scrum Professional or CSP. After achieving either Certified Scrum Master (CSM) or Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), the Scrum Alliance directs their users to the CSP certification as the next step in your Scrum certifications. At the time of this writing, there are 342,841 Certified Scrum Masters worldwide and there are only 3,940 CSPs. That's a significant drop off which could warrant a posting all to itself to discuss the reasons why this is the case.
Obtaining the CSP certification isn't easy but the process is simple and fairly straight forward:
Users must already be a CSM, CSPO, or Certified Scrum Developer (CSD)Users must has 36 months experience with Scrum over the past 5 yearsUsers must gather and submit 70 Scrum Educational Units (SEU) over the past 3 years
The Scrum Alliance makes the process easy as well in that they have an online application where you can fill out the needed information, record y…
Do you think there needs to be a Youtube of Code? You're in luck. Just read this interesting article about a new site. Have you used sites that offer code snippets? Do you contribute to them? It will be interesting to see what the interest level is for this type of site.