I'm a problem solver.
I love solving problems. I get a rush out of making someone's world a little easier, a little prettier, a little nicer.
At my previous company, we had a problem; we needed more output from our engineering team but didn't have any plans to hire. I'd been reading about this crazy thing called Promiscuous Pairing, so I pitched the idea to the team. They were awesome and said, "Let's try it." It was a huge success! By a conservative estimate, we
increased productivity by over 30% as a result.
I'm passionate about learning.
Learning is important, but it's not an end in itself. I get really excited about helping others with what I've learned. That way, everyone benefits.
I focus on competency.
I strive to outdo myself, always. I empower others so that they, too, can outdo themselves. I got certified as a Professional Scrum Master so that I could be a better developer, and so I can help others become better at what they do.