I'm Brian. Born in Atlanta, raised in Marietta, GA and been living in Seattle, WA since 2007 (I'm still loyal to Atlanta sports teams).
I'm a husband to my wonderful wife and a father of two.
I'm a firm believer in true agility -- delivering the best value for customers faster than they've ever seen at the highest quality they could imagine. To help achieve this, I treat coding as a craft. I don't believe quality and speed are at odds with one another. In fact, I believe quality enables speed. I seek maximum quality so that we can move quickly. Hence the name of this blog: Quality Is Speed.
I'm a big fan of Test-Driven Development (TDD), pair programming, refactoring, simple design, continuous improvement, learning all the time, lean thinking, just-in-time planning, and YAGNI (You Ain't Gonna Need It). I like small, cross-functional, high-octane teams who can take on any challenge. I like owning a product end-to-end from UI to database. I like solving ambiguous problems and learning whatever I need to learn to solve them. Give me and my team front-end, back-end, side-end, bottom-end, up-end, mobile-end, tablet-end, desktop-end, managed-end, native-end, whatever-end and we'll get it done.
I love Jesus and am a member of Anchor Church in Seattle.
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