Hello! I live in Portland, Oregon USA and have had an increasing interest in XP and Agile since 1999. I worked with Ward Cunningham to form a software company dedicated to open source portal infrastructure and agile web development.
I'm a member of the Portland Xp Users Group where I try to present about once a year (see Portland Xp Users Group Notes). This is a fantastic group that shares in a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. Please contact me (see below) if you're interested in sponsoring XPDX events.
Every other year, or so, I like to take some time off to compose and produce Electronic Jazz music. I spend a lot of time in the Summer exploring the many Oregon Forests, Rivers, and Pacific Coast Trails.
My Blog can be found at www.i-dialogue.com
Object Oriented Database design and object persistence
Marketing and Service Automation Solutions
Golf and Jazz
Agile development methodologies (XP, Crystal, RAD, Iterative/Incremental, Spiral)
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I agree. Software really is a science, art, craft, and trade all in one. Simonyi's quote does a great job of capturing this. This perspective alone justifies its own Software Is Science Art Craft And Trade page. -Mike
i must say that you have the most brilliant name in all of history. you are a role model for mikes alike. keep up the jazz goodness. -- Michael Leach (andover, england) firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello Michael Leach of Andover. A quick Google search shows there are a handful that share our name. Glad to meet you :-)
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