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Sam Lightstone is the creator of MakingItBigCareers.com as well as Program Director and Senior Technical Staff Member with IBM’s Software Group, where he works for one of the world’s largest software engineering teams on product strategy and R&D. Sam is a sought-after public speaker, author, inventor, recruiter, and mentor. He has presented to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, industrial and scientific conferences, and major universities on topics related to careers, new technology, and emerging research needs. Sam has been quoted in eWeek, InformationWeek, InfoWorld, and the MIT Technology Review. His management career has spanned from small high-performance applied research teams up to large-scale projects with more than 200 staff across multiple geographies.
Sam is the founder of the IEEE Data Engineering Workgroup on Self Managing Database Systems and a member of the International Advisory Committee of the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Autonomous and Autonomic Computing Systems. Sam is inventor and co-inventor of more than 30 patents and patents pending and author of several books and scientific papers. In 2003 he was awarded the title of IBM Master Inventor for his contributions to IBM’s patent portfolio and his sustained work mentoring software engineers about the process of invention. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Queen’s University and a Master of Computer Science & Software Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
To be honest this book is one of the best books , I have ever read. My major is computer science and I like to start my own start up. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sasoun
I met Sam Lightstone in 2009. He was giving my team a talk about his baby, the DB2 load utility, which he just called "the loader". Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jacobo de Vera
There is a great "secret" I tell software professionals. That "secret" is that if you want to rise to the top of your field, it's not that hard to do because so few people do the... Read morePublished on March 13, 2012 by Randy Rice
I wish this book was required reading in every Computer Science and Software Engineering program. Easily one of the best and well balanced books offering practical advice, backed... Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Ilya Grigorik
Sam Lightstone's enjoyable new tome, Making It Big in Software, is a great read with a lot of good advice tucked inside. Read morePublished on November 16, 2010 by Data Guy
I started reading Making it Big in Software a few days ago, and I must admit that I find it hard to stop reading. Read morePublished on September 8, 2010 by S. Copty
The title of this book actually turned me off at first; however, I was interested in the interviews so I went ahead and read it. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by J. MCADAMS
Making it Big in Software: Get the Job. Work the Org. Become Great is a fine key to obtaining a job in software development. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Midwest Book Review