Mob Programming Mentors
Wendy Closson is an expert software developer with over a decade of experience immersed in coding. After a run-in with cancer, she expanded her expertise to practices that calm chaos, create clear communication, and nurture intuitive decision-making. Fusing her expertise together, Wendy brings an uncanny efficiency to software projects. She shares her insights at conferences, in podcasts, through blog posts, and on her personal site.
Wendy has extensive experience using Mob Programming for "remodeling" legacy code, which is their specialty at CorgiBytes. Everyone there works remotely, so she is also an expert in remote Mob Programming practices.
Outside of work, you can find her living on Long Island with her husband and two children.
Llewellyn Falco introduced Woody to the Randori technique and Strong Style Pair Programming which is the base for Mob Programming.
He is an agile technical coach, specializing in legacy code and test driven development. When working with teams he uses mob programming with the programmers to foster continuous improvements.
A proponent of mob programming ever since meeting Woody a few years ago, Lennart is a software craftsman and polyglot programmer hailing from Stockholm, Sweden.
In 2015 he embarked in on a journeyman tour. During the voyage he was increasingly asked to facilitate and participate in mob programming sessions with the many and diverse teams he visited.
He is especially keen on emphasising the knowledge sharing portion and takes profound pleasure in using mob programming as a trojan horse for kickstarting real teamwork.
He is also an avid fan of tea which Boston just happens to be known for.
NANCY VAN SCHOOENDERWOERT
Nancy was among the first to apply Agile methods to embedded systems
development, as an engineer, manager, and consultant.
She taught Mobbing to several Agile teams beginning in 2014 and found it to be unlike any other Agile practice in the way it spread through pure team enthusiasm. The teams then created Mobbing variations of their own. Nancy initiated the first Mob Programming conference by Agile New England in 2016.
Nancy also has done extensive work in hardware development, and in
safety-critical industries - aerospace, factory automation, medical
devices, and defense systems.
She coaches Agile teams that are taking Agile practices to hardware work and high-reliability applications.
Alex Wilson pioneered the adoption of Mob Programming across all Product Development teams at Unruly in the UK.
Now amongst the most experienced practitioners of Mob Programming in the world, our teams blend eXtreme Programming practices in an environment where we switch fluidly between working in mobs and pairs.
Alex published his experiences around adapting Mob Programming for lean product development at the 16th International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP2015) in Finland, where he won a prize for Best Experience Report.
Currently Alex fills a unique role as Lead Research Developer bridging Engineering and Business Development, carving out exciting new areas for the business.
He is also founder and organizer of a popular meet-up for eXtreme Programmers in London.