About

I am a software engineer, software development / technical agile coach, and trainer with Industrial Logic. I am a founding member and organizer for PhillyXP. I’m a blogger, and speaker with 21+ years of experience in the software industry. I have specific expertise in:

  • Leading and coaching software teams
  • Coaching Software Engineering leaders
  • Helping organizations structure their teams around value delivery
  • Mentoring developers
  • Improving development processes and practices for cross-functional development teams
  • Test-Driven Development (TDD)
  • Microtesting / Unit Testing
  • Agile / Extreme Programming (XP) practices
  • Pair & Mob Programming
  • Legacy code rescue
  • Agile training creation and delivery

My passion is helping software organizations and their teams create better outcomes for their customers, improve the quality of their code, and help make work a joyful experience. A listing of my talks can be found here.


I graduated from Drexel University with a degree in Computer Science. You can learn more about me here.

Blog

07 Apr 2021 . team organization . Collective Code Ownership and Conway's Law Comments

    Photo by Adam Winger on Unsplash

Collective code ownership is an essential practice for modern agile software organizations. It was introduced to the masses via Extreme Programming (XP) in the late 1990s. However, in enterprises and multi-team software organizations, it is often mischaracterized. The misapplication of this practice is the source of expensive integration bugs, churn, and morale issues on teams.

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Code

Here are a few projects I have worked on in my free time:

iTunes Library Parser

A C# implementation utilizing LINQ-to-XML to parse an iTunes library file (PropertyList format). The nuget package can be found here on nuget.org.

Improved iTunes Parser

A ruby iTunes library parser using Nokogiri.

Listening To

A .NET Web API app (using my Lastfm.NET library) with an AngularJS / Bootstrap front end. It displays the last 25 songs I’ve listened to as well as my top 25 artists.

Lastfm.NET

A .NET client for the Last.fm REST API.

If you’d like to see some other things I’m working on you can view my github account.

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Contact

Drop me a line if I can help your development organization, help you with your product, or you just want to talk about music!