Senior software leader available for full-time and consulting

Are you in a startup, and you feel that coaching would help with morale, achievement, and results? Do you feel that the team is too small, or unbalanced?  Are you looking to reduce the amount of rework you have to do, or for better engagement with customers?

Or perhaps you are in an organization that needs to energize how it uses software to seek feedback, gain more traction in the marketplace, or deal with disruptive competitors?

If you want to adopt agile methods or quickly add decades of software development management experience in a larger organization, I’d be happy to help.

Yes, I am available.  Let’s talk.

Beautiful code

If you are a programmer, or a manager of programmers, it is critically important to keep working to improve your craft and your sense of what good code is.  This book, Beautiful Code, edited by Andy Oram and Greg Wilson is a great collection of articles from leading practitioners in the field.  Very much worth your time.  (I don’t know Andy Oram, but I have corresponded with Greg Wilson, and we both attended University of Oregon.)

I decided to read this while browsing some papers and books at the ACM digital library, and got hooked.   Highly recommended.

(I’ve been taking more advantage of my Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) membership recently and the additional ‘digital library’ access; also recommended.)

Best regards,