David Neal

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My name is David Neal. I am a family man, geek, musician, illustrator, speaker, software developer, and Microsoft MVP based in North GA.

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My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer

My Most Embarrassing Mistakes as a Programmer

My most embarrassing mistakes as a programmer, in no particular order: I didn't ask for helpI was afraid of what others would thinkI didn't follow through on a promiseI didn't step up and take responsibilityI avoided conflictI didn't encourage othersI…

A Note of Encouragement

A Note of Encouragement

Earlier this year, I set up a new computer for my son. In the process, I created an "Easter Egg" for him to find. I left a note on the desktop with some instructions on how to run…

Sketchnote Challenge

Sketchnote Challenge

Sketchnotes are amazing. Check out just a few of the many benefits. Helps you stay more engaged.Connects both sides of your brain for supercharged learning. Helps you to communicate more clearly.When you look at your notes weeks, months,…

Create Engaging Screen Shots with Snagit

Create Engaging Screen Shots with Snagit

Throughout my career, writing documentation and tutorials has been a critical skill. In my experience, good visuals can vastly improve the quality of communication. Explaining a lengthy process with multiple steps, how to use a complex interface, and where to…

How to be a Superhuman Communicator

How to be a Superhuman Communicator

People learn in a variety of ways, such as watching videos, listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and exploring hands-on. For everyone fortunate to have good vision, visuals such as pictures, illustrations, or diagrams, are a universal and powerful…