Hi there! I'm Avdi Grimm. I want to help you and your team grow and deliver graceful software solutions.
I've been a professional developer for over twenty years, and I'm still learning every day. Over the course of my career I've worked on everything from aerospace embedded systems to enterprise web applications. I'm a consulting pair-programmer, the author of several popular Ruby programming books, and a recipient of the Ruby Hero award for service to the Ruby community. Since I've been been teaching developers how to work more effectively (and have fun doing) it at RubyTapas.com.
I specialize in taking what I learn, synthesizing it, and sharing it in forms that are helpful to the team, the organization, and to the global community of developers. I'm particularly interested in building graceful systems: rich symmathesies of both people and software that have the capacity to accommodate and adapt to surprises. My work encompasses talks, books, courses, screencasts, articles, newsletters, podcasts, pair-programming-as-a-service, consulting, and more.