Codger (ˈkä-jərCoder (koh-der) – an often mildly eccentric and usually venerable person that translates information into code.



JavaOne 2015
JavaOne 2015

Hi, my name is Scott Gray and I founded Codger Coder, LLC to help experienced engineers that want to stay technical in their career.  This is a place that focuses on identifying solutions to the challenges we often face.  Some of those challenges are: navigating a technical career path and avoiding the management trap, keeping pace in a field that is rapidly changing, and leveraging our skills as we move into semi-retirement.  My background is in software engineering, but if your background is in another field, then I hope you still find the conversations relative to your needs.


Top Five Gift Ideas to Buy Your Codger Coder This Holiday Season

“What to buy your favorite codger coder!” My family has told me more than once that I’m “hard to shop for.” I was surprised the first time I heard that. My response was, “I’m the easiest person to shop for. Just buy a gift card to the bookstore or some socks.” Even though those were …

How to Focus Your Learning using ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar

Technology is changing at an always faster pace, leaving the average developer to ask, “What should I focus my learning on?”  There are a number of great ways to help with this, but today we’ll focus on using ThoughtWorks’ Technology Radar. The Technology Radar is a collection of new technologies and concepts that companies should …


Please reach me at codgercoder@gmail.com.  I hope to add more ways to reach out and build the community soon.