I am an engineering leader with over 15 years experience delivering highly distributed and scalable software solutions. My philosophy aggregates the brilliance of total motivation (TOMO), radical candor, and “starting with why,” combined with two decades of experiences building and leading award winning, high performing delivery teams. A craftsman at heart, I am most effective in environments where I can be strategically hands on while fostering the creativity and expertise of my teams.

I’m actively looking for opportunities to speak at events or conferences about Kubernetes, AWS, Biotech, software/leadership, or anything else you’d like to listen to me talk about. I’m always open to meeting for coffee/beer in the Seattle area to talk technology, software, or sports.

Recent Thoughts, Musings & More

A sample of the most recent posts involving life, leadership, reading and other rants & raves.

What Developers Want

I find this data to be immensely valuable at helping to drive decisions and thought processes around how and why various things are more or less important. Particularly with respect to the factors that are most important to developers and what will lead to happier and more satisfied colleagues, I find this report to be of tremendous value.

They’re Ruining Streaming

Today, it's still a pretty obvious decision, particularly if you are already "unplugged," but the problem is we have embarked upon the most dangerous of slippery slopes here, and it's only a matter of time before every content producer has their own streaming service.