The Ministry is here to help you
what do you do?
I consider myself a technology generalist who can both work to understand problems and implement solutions. I have worked on dozens of software applications, beginning-to-end, top-to-bottom, front-to-back.
If you are part of a development team that is interested in applying some new tools or techniques (TDD, Refactoring, Design Patterns, Agile, Scrum, Lean) I do half and full-day training sessions built around a pragmatic approach and real-world experience.
what's with the name?
It's "ministry" in the government bureaucracy sense and not the religious sense. Now that we've got that out of the way...
A few years ago I heard someone describe the top-down and centrally-controlled organization they were working for as a "Soviet-Style" organization. I imagined that instead of an IT or engineering department, they would have a Ministry of Coding, where all of the decisions about what to do and how to do it were made by hands-off senior bureaucrats and handed down by decree in densely worded memos printed in triplicate on official company letterhead. It's a preposterous idea based on a throwaway joke, but it stuck.
let's do this!
You can email me at email@example.com or call me at (206) 849-8295 (please leave a message).