I think of myself as a writer who taught himself to code for the pleasure of it. Online social networking has been a strong interest of mine since I wrote my thesis on the subject more than two decades ago, in a self-styled Social Sciences major program at U.C. Berkeley. What I saw showed me that the human instinct to network is vital enough to thrive in any medium which allows one person to connect to another.
After earning my MBA in Organizational Behavior, and working in technical and non-technical roles from individual contributor to director and back again, I have come to appreciate the power and transparency of well-executed scrum in an agile organization. I have been happy to practice, coach, and drive adoption of agile practices with great success for many years. I believe in test-driven development and pair programming to improve code quality, increase efficiency, and drive cross-team information sharing.
I work well both within and across organizational boundaries, and can interface easily between Engineering and Marketing. I am also comfortable working closely with executives, senior managers, engineers, product managers, and designers. I have experience managing teams, coaching individuals and groups, directing agencies, communicating with clients, presenting to internal and external customers, leading and participating in cross-divisional initiatives, and providing technical program management