Hire A Corgi to Speak
Have a group that's interested in remodeling legacy code, recruiting menders, or introducing more empathy into your organization? We've got some talks that would likely make a great addition to your speaker lineup. Take a peek at the different topics that we've put together and get in touch to tell us about your group.
Andrea Goulet, Co-Founder & CEO
Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to maintaining and modernizing software applications. Don’t be fooled by her decade of marketing experience; Andrea slings some solid code. She’s the founder of LegacyCode.Rocks and hosts a podcast dedicated to changing the way we think about legacy code. You may recognize her from prominent industry publications such as the First Round Review, Hanselminutes, and Developer Tea. Andrea keynotes frequently about building a business based on balance, empathy, and trust; the perils of the technical/non-technical divide; and the technical philosophies around working with legacy code.
- Communication Is Just as Important as Code
- Makers and Menders: Putting the Right Developers on the Right Projects
- Releasing the Imposter: Crossing the Confidence Gap from the Non-Technical World
- Should I Estimate That?: Complicated vs Complex Projects
- Software Remodeling: Resisting the Rewrite Temptation
- Vulnerability in Action: Lessons on Building An Empathy-Driven Organization
M. Scott Ford, Co-Founder & Chief Code Whisperer
M. Scott Ford is the Co-Founder and Chief Code Whisperer at Corgibytes, a software consultancy dedicated to modernizing existing codebases. Scott, who has been called the “Bob Vila of the internet”, is a polyglot developer who, at last count, is fluent in over twenty programming languages. Scott’s love of software restoration and remodeling began in college where he and his team were responsible for retrofiting the testing tools for the X-31 jet fighter. Since then, Scott has maintained a test-focused approach to his work and found the most joy in projects where an existing codebase needed to be improved. Scott is also a guest lecturer on Continuous Delivery practices at Harvard University.
In addition to fixing old code, Scott enjoys anime, reading sci-fi fiction and comic books, contributing to open source projects, and spending time with his kids.