"An amicable, instructive handbook for anyone looking to grow in a technological field."
Mr. Schneider received his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Iowa State University, and his MBA from Drake University.
His first job out of college was writing software in C on OS/2. Even back then that was a bit of a rarity, though it helped establish his strong technical foundation.
Eventually, Mr. Schneider worked his way up from being a programmer to architect to technical manager. Along the way, he developed and designed some of the most complex ecommerce systems used today, as well as worked on some of the largest database systems in the world. He also authored and holds United States Patent 7,228,371 which describes a system and method for automatically determining when computer workstations should be upgraded or replaced.
As his career progressed, Mr. Schneider earned the position of Vice President of Software Development at one of the world's most respected Fortune 100 companies. In that role, he has had the great opportunity to hire and mentor many technologists across many industries.
Over time, he has developed various techniques and processess that technologists can use to perform better at work, and get promoted along the way.