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Kal “Mike” Walkden
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I couldn't find a simple description of a product showcase today so I wrote a quick one myself The showcase is an important part of product development. In it the product development team shows newly...
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I often wonder why some organizations only consider candidates who have computer science or computer engineering degrees. In the real world I have seen many great developers who have come from diverse...
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As a manager I've always found it hard to get honest feedback from employees and my management. In larger companies the feedback culture in management often boils down to: positive feedback leads to g...
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One my most popular posts of all time is one I put up in 2009 about Principled Leadership. I still get traffic from this post and once got a very aggressive job solicitation based on the principals ou...
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162 people
Have him in circles
118 people
Srikaran Reddy's profile photo
Tom MacKenzie's profile photo
Barbara Belcore-Walkden's profile photo
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Stylish & Designer Drawer Knobs Manufacturers Company Rajkot, INDIA's profile photo
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Product Builder, The Hierophant of The Venture
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Specialties: Internet and Technology Development Leadership, Product Strategy, Product Management, Agile Project Management, User Experience Design (UXD), Interactive Design, Customer Development, Customer Engagement, Training/Coaching, Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Lean Design, Architecture – Software/Database, Test Driven Development (TDD), Paired Programming Technologies: node.js, Python, Javascript, CoffeeScript, MongoDB, Ember.js, Backbone.js, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, NoSQL, Redis, Pandas, C++, Postgres, Oracle, Amazon AWS, EC2, S3, Fabric, Ansible, express.js, HTML, CSS, SASS, Lua, Corona, Unity
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  • Digital H2O
    VP of Product Engineering, 2014 - present
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Product builder. Kid wrangler. Herder of cats.
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Kal (Michael) Walkden is a product designer, expert technologist, user experience guru and skilled leader of teams.  He’s helping develop a comprehensive SaaS software solution for the management of water in oil and gas operations at Digital H2O

For most of his career he has been building products, leading teams (some small some very large) and delivering quality software to market quickly. Kal spent his untanned youth in South Florida. Forgoing the beach and boating to spend significant hours taking apart hardware, hacking code and being a Maker long before it was an obvious option to make a career out of it all. He was developing software professionally before the Internet was a household name and has been a leader organizations ranging in size from start-ups to behemoths like IBM and Philips Electronics. He holds a Master's degree in parallel and distributed computing from Northwestern University as well as a Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Northwestern University. When not busy at Digital H2O he can Kal can be found kid wrangling (his own), making video games with the Electrophage crew, playing banjo, brewing beer or taking his 1976 VW bus camping.

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