Light up your pumpkins for Halloween!

For those IT professionals who take what they learn at work and bring it home, here are a few things you can do when applying it to carving pumpkins for fun or with your family.

Every year you see those amazing pumpkins online and at the doorsteps of houses and you wonder how they light them up so nicely.  The traditional way is to get a tea light candle and place it inside of the pumpkin.  Of course they will only last until the candle burns out and can damage the inside of the pumpkin.

Another option if you have spent a lot of time working on your pumpkin is CFL bulbs.  As an IT professional, you may be familiar working with wires and can just install a socket inside the pumpkin allowing you to place a light bulb.  This will allow you to have your pumpkin outside your house for at least a week, showing off your creative and high tech skills.  One of our IT recruiters here in Boston often brags about how well her pumpkins are illuminated!

If you are really into decorating and want to take your IT skills to another level, try messing around with LED lights and synchronize it to music.  This will allow your lights to change according to the spooky music you choose.  This will really spook the trick or treaters when they come knocking at your door.

There are many tutorials online on how to amp up your pumpkins for Halloween.  So take some time this weekend to see what you come up with.

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