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Shawn Vincent
Works at TELUS Physician Solutions
Attended University of Waterloo
Lives in Dunrobin, Ontario
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Wow. Very nice. I'd love to spend the time to learn all of these. 
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I see this a lot and I've been guilty of this in the past more than I'd like to admit.  Very very common issue in software shops.

This needs more publicity.
There's an online meme that goes, "Arguing with an engineer is a lot like wrestling with a pig in the mud; after a couple of hours, you realize the pig likes it." It's a prevalent enough form of communication in our field that most of us can think of an argument we had recently. Vim versus Emacs. Test-driven development versus whatever is the opposite of test-driven development. Python versus Ruby. JK, that's totally not a debate. Python is clear...
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One of the causes of this is lack of problem definition - everyone is debating solutions, wanting theirs to be the 'best'.  Without a clear problem statement there's no objective baseline for evaluating solutions, rapidly devolving into arguments & emotional discussions.
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This is very nice. 
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This is a very well written analysis of something I've been pondering for years.

I think this should be required reading for anybody who wants to build an Electronic Medical Records system -- this hits at the core of the representation of medical information.
This is an edited transcript of a talk I gave at /dev/winter 2015. Some people call it stream processing. Others call it Event Sourcing or CQRS. Some even call it Complex Event Processing. Sometime...
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Nice tie-in with solutions I'm researching for various application events (performance, exceptions, etc.), e.g. http://aws.amazon.com/lambda/
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Is that iPhone game really conspiring to put blue squares up at the last minute, just to foil your attempt at a perfect score? Human beings are story-making engines, and when we're confronted with randomness, we make up an egocentric...
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Amen.  
is fear. We're all born creative, it takes a little while to become afraid. A surprising insight: an enemy of fear is creativity. Acting in a creative way generates action, and action persuades the fear to lighten up.
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Apropos.
As a business flyer I can say there are Business Trips and then there are “business trips”, the difference is that the latter is Exactly like a holiday! Actually better since you can go without kids, spend someone else's money and not necessarily attend the actual meeting you took the trip for ; ...
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Education
  • University of Waterloo
    Math (Computer Science), 1993 - 1998
  • Steinbach Regional Secondary School
    High School (major: Math/Science, minor: Electrical/Electronics), 1992
  • University of Manitoba
    Computer Science, 1992 - 1993
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  • TELUS Physician Solutions
    Director, R&D, 2013 - present
  • Canadian Medical Association
    Vice President, R&D, 2013
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