This is my CURRICULUM VITAE.
Masters of Informatics, but this is the real deal:
- Github http://github.com/oma
- Twitter http://twitter.com/ole_morten
- Stackoverflow http://stackoverflow.com/users/252799/ole-morten-amundsen
- Blog https://olemortenamundsen.wordpress.com/
- Organizer and speaker at Smidig2010 agile conference Norway. Helped start it up with Smidig2007
- Active member at irb.no ruby user group, xp.meetup, lean.meetup and iasa (though disagreeing with their statements)
I have 8+ apps in the cloud, at heroku and I run two small businesses.
What am I interested in?
- Coaching. Agile coaching and ruby coaching. Because I love it.
- Innovation, entrepreneurship. If you have a great idea, I can help you realize it.
Update 5th may 2011: I’m currently in a long-term commitment, for minimum 30 hours a week over the next year. I’ve got plenty to do the remaining hours, but you know, you never know! I have a lot of capacity. I’ll be in the US from sep-nov 2011.
If you found all this interesting, I’ve written some more below.
I value the following in others and myself
- self-managed. Working in a push rather than pull manner. In other words, pushes status to project lead or co-workers frequently (“tells”), rather than co-workers having to pull information (“asks”).
- asks questions to clarify tasks rather than to guess
- commitment, enthusiasm
- Innovative. Suggests others/new means of doing things. Express my professional opinion, even when not asked for.
- Kaizen. I’m committed to continuous improvement of myself.
Sure, I know SCRUM, but it’s not a very agile process in my opinion.
My agile values are
- continuous thinking
- reflecting over both the short- and long-term, alternating focus between details and vision.
- continuous prioritization.
- New information is a good thing and should be encouraged! Any new intel will be considered and weighed against other tasks
- getting frequent and unfiltered feedback.
- Poor design, defects etc should not be filtered by 1st, 2nd and 3rd line of support. Make the software unambiguous, apply A/B testing for real user feedback.
- no hand-overs.
- I handle my own migrations and deploys, cache and scale the app. How can a developer be senior without knowing this stuff?
- KISS, Keep it simple, stupid. There is too much waste in our business, developing software, please stop it!
Moving away from my soft qualifications, these are my
- Ruby 1.8.7 and 1.9.2
- Rails 3
- PostgreSQL, MySql, Sqlite3.
- MongoDB (both mongoid and mongomapper) document dbs/key value stores , looking into couchDB.
- test::unit, shoulda, rspec, webrat, cucumber
- factory_girl (instead of the dreadful fixtures)
- DDD (true OO)
- RESTful Web Services, SOAP if I have to (using savon)
- monitoring with New Relic
- capistrano, nginx/passenger, ubuntu, heroku
- basic html/css/js
I’ve been doing java for a long time and was a spring and hibernate expert, but this is a thing of the past to me.
Contact me at ole.morten.amundsen at gmail