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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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't have said it better!

    I've been contracting for almost 20 years (in almost as many places) and I've seen this over and over.

    Proof is in the pudding...if it doesn't run and can't be understood or maintained, all the design principles in the world won't help you.