Paul Heltzel

Paul Heltzel is a writer and editor, formerly of Discovery News, National Geographic, NPR, and PC World magazine. He lives on the Rappahannock River in Virginia with his wife Deborah and their three kids.

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

How to thrive in the coming tech gig economy

The rise of contract and contingent work is shaking up the traditional IT career path. Here’s how to navigate for success

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

Clouds ahead: What an IT career will look like five years out

IT infrastructure is increasingly giving way to the cloud. Here's how to remain relevant in the years ahead.

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The programmer's guide to breaking into management

The transition from command line to line-of-command requires a new mind-set -- and a thick skin

Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

Attention, rock star developers: Get a talent agent

High demand, large workloads, and the changing nature of programming work have some developers seeking reps to help them land new gigs

How to salvage (nearly) hopeless software projects

How to salvage (nearly) hopeless software projects

Faulty foundations, AWOL contractors, bugs piling up -- here’s what to do before taking a sledgehammer to a faltering pile of code

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