Jon is a Full-Stack Lean Software Coach with over twenty years of industry experience. His professional mission is to help people make software cheaper and safer to change.
You wouldn’t know it to look at him now, but coding used to be a drag for Jon. It wasn’t until he began using modern practices that it came to life for him. Practices like ensemble programming, test-driven development, and daily collaboration with stakeholders.
With most of his time spent in consulting, Jon has worked with companies in a broad range of industries:
• Intermodal Transportation
• Home Improvement Retail
• Architecture & Engineering
• Fire Detection
He’s helped these companies improve quality and predictability from their code outward. He is an expert at introducing techniques like microtesting and continuous delivery. And he will help you tame that legacy code.
Beyond the code, he is also a strong proponent of Lean Product Management and Systems Thinking. He has strong facilitation and team leadership skills, and deep experience designing learning experiences and materials.
Jon has been a regular speaker at software conferences in the midwest United States since 2015. For a healthy close-up of his current professional thinking, check out his talk “Oh! The Humanity.”
In his copious spare moments, Jon has also managed to lead a course on (what else?) Modern Agile Software Development at Purdue University, to write and record a few albums as a rock multi-instrumentalist, and to enjoy today and make tomorrow easier with his beautiful family in Indiana.