Mob Programming Mentors


Andrea GouletAndrea Goulet

Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to maintaining and modernizing software applications and has been named by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Professionals in Software Under 35. She’s the founder of LegacyCode.Rocks, a sought after keynote speaker, and is currently working on her first book: Becoming Technical: Build an Amazing Career in Tech Starting at Square Zero.  

Twitter: @andreagoulet



Marcus Hammarberg

Marcus hammarberg

Get agile to work in practice - is my motto. This had led me to take interest in all kind of things: Kanban, Lean, TDD, Specification by example, Node, Continuous Deliver, Nancy, RiotJs and Koa. I've spent 2 years working for the Salvation Army in Indonesia to help the health services there to become more effective. I've written one book Kanban in Action and I'm writing another book, about the lean/agile inspired work we used to save a hospital in Indonesia.

Twitter: @marcusoftnet

elisabeth hocke

Elisabeth Hocke

Having graduated in sinology, Lisi fell into agile and testing in 2009 and has been infected with the agile bug ever since. She’s especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the agile culture mindset behind it. Building great products which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. Fascinated by the mobbing idea, she introduced her current product team to this approach in early 2017. Since then they are frequently mobbing on various activities and continuously learning on their way. Lisi received a lot from the agile testing community; now she’s sharing her stories to give something of her experience back. She tweets as @lisihocke and blogs at In her free time you can either find her in the gym running after a volleyball, having a good time with her friends or delving into games and stories of any kind.

Twitter: @lisihocke


joe wright

Joe Wright

Joe Wright is a tech lead who specialises in helping teams with legacy codebases. He targets the culture of teams, helping them overcome what they fear while improving their technical capabilities.

He ran the first Code Retreat in Western Europe in 2009 and dabbled with the Randori technique for coding dojos. It was 2015 when he joined a team using mob programming for real work and has since introduced new teams to mob programming.

In 2017, Joe concentrated on creating work environments suited to mob programming. After seeing some success, he focused on introducing local technical communities to the technique. Using some simple rules and a daily five-minute retrospective.

Joe is an ex-ThoughtWorker, founder of the CodeCraft conference and the Nevergreen open source project.

Twitter:  @joe_jag


Torrey powell

Torrey PowellTorrey is the Director of Software Engineering at Clearlink where he has been a huge proponent of Agile methodologies. In December 2016, some of the engineers decided to work on a project together. The hopes were that project requirements,

scope, and standardization could be more easily agreed upon and implemented in a group setting. A couple months later the group discovered the concept of Mob Programming. The rest is history.

Torrey has been a technological innovator for over 15 years. As CTO of a law enforcement software company, he constantly defied the industry norms and pushed the boundaries in technology that allowed the company to flourish. At the age of 24, Torrey was named to the Utah Business magazine’s list of “40 Under 40” rising entrepreneurial leaders. His passion is now directed at “Creating Highly Efficient Team’s” through the methodologies of Mob Programming.


Nate Wixom

Nate Wixom

Nate Wixom is the Director of Marketing Technology at Clearlink.  The Marketing Technology team at Clearlink is a hybrid of business and technology.  The team has fully embraced mob programming as a means to communicate effectively with product owners and stakeholders, and to write outstanding code.

Nate has been in technology management for over 20 years.  In a previous life he managed his own web development agency through the dotcom boom (and subsequent bust) and managed the high-traffic web site for the Sundance Film Festival.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys on the ball fields and ski slopes of Salt Lake City.  Nate has an MBA from the University of Utah and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner.


Lisa CrispinLisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009), the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. She co-authored Extreme Testing (2002) with Tip House. She is a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011), Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009) and other books. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012. She enjoys helping people find ways to build more quality into their software products, as well as hands-on testing. Please visit and for more.

Twitter: @lisacrispin



Ethan Strominger

Ethan has more experience in waterfall and non-agile environments then he would like to count.  From 2014-2017 he helped move several teams from waterfall to Agile at a Fortune 500 company.  In 2017, he went to the mob programming conference and liked it so much he started a public coding dojo meetup in Boston that meets weekly and joined the Agile New England board. He has also decided not to continue doing development management and looking for a new career in teaching others about pair programming, mob programming, test driven development, and other agile technical skills.


Twitter:  @ethanstrominger


Willem Larsen


Willem Larsen is a senior software developer at Hunter Industries. He has been speaking at Agile conferences on improving collaboration since 2009. He is the creator of accelerated team learning tools such as the Mob Programming role-playing game and Code Cooking (with Emmanuel Gaillot), author of the Language Hunter's Kit, co-author of 5 Rules For Accelerated Learning, founder of Language Hunters (a non-profit organization dedicated to improving communities of learning in technology, language, science, and music), and both a wildlife tracker and Search and Rescue tracker.

Twitter: @cascadiawillem



Åsa Liljegren

Åsa has been a developer for 20 years and first started mob programming in mid 2015, when her team wanted to explore alternative ways of working closer together. Since then, she has mob programmed full time at all her

assignments in her hometown of Stockholm, Sweden.

Åsa together with her team mates Håkan and John from her first mob programming team, have shared their experiences from mob programming at more than 20 events and conferences. Åsa has also led an event where 120 IT managers with no previous coding experience mob programmed MineCraft for an hour.

What really drives Åsa to keep mob programming is how well the practice fulfills the core values in XP: Communication, Simplicity, Feedback, Courage and Respect. Plus the sheer joy of learning and creating value

Twitter: @_asa