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Derek Hatchard is a software architect for social products at, husband, father, and occasional writer.

Derek posts content about the software profession at and less technical content at All views expressed are his alone (or those of any guest writers) and do not represent the views of

Previously Derek was

  • founder of (a web-based tool for clubs, community groups, and churches to track and communicate with members);
  • co-founder of (an IT job board for Canadian technologists); and
  • founder of Ardent Development Solutions, a software consulting firm.

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