• a guru-level programmer in many languages (Java,
and mobile development).
You can't design if you can't build.
• a world-class architect, grounded in many technologies.
• a master of Agile process. I works with the
entire organization—from the C-Levels to the development teams—to
build a culture of agility. Architecture reflects process.
• a skilled educator. I've taught agile process,
OO architecture and design, and hard-core programming
(Java, C++, Ruby) to thousands of programmers, both
for the University of California Berkeley Extension
and in house, always to great reviews.
recognized author and speaker. A dozen books, hundreds
of articles, influential in many areas (O'Reilly,
Pluralsight, Apress, Prentice Hall, McGraw Hill, Dr.
Dobb's Journal, JavaWorld).
Speak and work all over the planet.
a strong collaborator.
I've worn hats ranging from grunt programmer to
CTO and Principle Architect.
In the real world, there's no time to defer to an authority
when the teams must make decisions.
I teach teams how to produce effective systems,
and support them in their work.