Hi. I'm Joey Guerra. I'm an ex UT pole vaulter (1994 SWC, 1993 OK Indoor), who graduated with an Aerospace Engineering degree. Worked at Johnson Space Center doing thermal analysis on EVA tools and certifying Space Station hardware for space flight. I taught myself how to code and transitioned to the internet industry just in time for the .com bubble to burst. Yay.
My journey includes working at a startup telecommunications company, building a prisoner management system, legal case management software, and a video chat system for an internet dating startup (don't judge). I also spent tons of time at a couple of retail companies, working on enterprise systems.
I worked at ThoughtWorks as a Technical Principal helping people in organizations going through transformation, doing some solid engineering practices.
Now I'm at Kaizen.io, solving business problems with my witty personality, insatiable curiosity and courage to ask difficult questions. I enable small teams to create tens of thousands of Purchase Orders (retail company), advise executives whether or not to continue capital investment on a poor performing product, and coach teams (I know how to scale agile software development - you'll be surprised when I tell you how I do it).
Ask me about leadership, change management, agility, the MVC design pattern (be ready for this one), Test Driven Development, Pair and Mob Programming, building empowered teams and DevOps if you want to spark up a lively conversation.