Mob Programming Mentors


Andrea Goulet

Andrea Goulet


Andrea Goulet is the CEO of Corgibytes, a software development shop dedicated to maintaining and modernizing software applications and has been named by LinkedIn as one of the Top 10 Professionals in Software Under 35. She’s the founder of LegacyCode.Rocks, a sought after keynote speaker, and is currently working on her first book: Becoming Technical: Build an Amazing Career in Tech Starting at Square Zero.  

Twitter: @andreagoulet


Marcus hammarberg

Marcus Hammarberg

Get agile to work in practice - is my motto. This had led me to take interest in all kind of things: Kanban, Lean, TDD, Specification by example, Node, Continuous Deliver, Nancy, RiotJs and Koa. I've spent 2 years working for the Salvation Army in Indonesia to help the health services there to become more effective. I've written one book Kanban in Action and I'm writing another book, about the lean/agile inspired work we used to save a hospital in Indonesia.

Twitter: @marcusoftnet


elisabeth hocke

Elisabeth Hocke

Having graduated in sinology, Lisi fell into agile and testing in 2009 and has been infected with the agile bug ever since. She’s especially passionate about the whole-team approach to testing and quality as well as the agile culture mindset behind it. Building great pro

ducts which deliver value together with great people is what motivates her and keeps her going. Fascinated by the mobbing idea, she introduced her current product team to this approach in early 2017. Since then they are frequently mobbing on various activities and continuously learning on their way. Lisi received a lot from the agile testing community; now she’s sharing her stories to give something of her experience back. She tweets as @lisihocke and blogs at In her free time you can either find her in the gym running after a volleyball, having a good time with her friends or delving into games and stories of any kind.

Twitter: @lisihocke


joe wright

Joe Wright is a tech lead who specialises in helping teams with legacy codebases. He targets the culture of teams, helping them overcome what they fear while improving their technical capabilities.

Joe Wright

He ran the first Code Retreat in Western Europe in 2009 and dabbled with the Randori technique for coding dojos. It was 2015 when he joined a team using mob programming for real work and has since introduced new teams to mob programming.

In 2017, Joe concentrated on creating work environments suited to mob programming. After seeing some success, he focused on introducing local technical communities to the technique. Using some simple rules and a daily five-minute retrospective.

Joe is an ex-ThoughtWorker, founder of the CodeCraft conference and the Nevergreen open source project.

Twitter:  @joe_jag


Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones

Dawna Jones, From Insight to Action. Dawna specializes in perceiving the deep dynamics underpinning performance. She works with progressive leaders and teams to raise the functionality of decision-making, leadership skills and mindset to be fit for exponential and complex environments. Previous Agile presentations include Agile India, the Scrum Alliance with Steve Denning and Agile Games New England. Topics cover working on the transformative edge bridging from traditional to Agile worldview.  Coach, speaker and workshop leader, she sees Agile as one way for companies to gain the rapid response needed to work with unpredictable external conditions. Dawna draws on biology, neuroscience, and 25+ years of experience working with complex organizational dynamics plus intuitive insight.
Author of Decision Making for Dummies, she contributed a chapter to The Intelligence of the Cosmos on deep dynamics and is host of the Insight to Action podcast for business innovation and innovators.


Twitter:  @EPDawna_Jones


Torrey powell

Torrey Powell

Torrey is the Director of Software Engineering at Clearlink where he has been a huge proponent of Agile methodologies. In December 2016, some of the engineers decided to work on a project together. The hopes were that project requirements,

scope, and standardization could be more easily agreed upon and implemented in a group setting. A couple months later the group discovered the concept of Mob Programming. The rest is history.

Torrey has been a technological innovator for over 15 years. As CTO of a law enforcement software company, he constantly defied the industry norms and pushed the boundaries in technology that allowed the company to flourish. At the age of 24, Torrey was named to the Utah Business magazine’s list of “40 Under 40” rising entrepreneurial leaders. His passion is now directed at “Creating Highly Efficient Team’s” through the methodologies of Mob Programming.

Twitter: @torrey_a

Nate Wixom

Nate Wixom


Nate Wixom is the Director of Marketing Technology at Clearlink.  The Marketing Technology team at Clearlink is a hybrid of business and technology.  The team has fully embraced mob programming as a means to communicate effectively with product owners and stakeholders, and to write outstanding code.

Nate has been in technology management for over 20 years.  In a previous life he managed his own web development agency through the dotcom boom (and subsequent bust) and managed the high-traffic web site for the Sundance Film Festival.  He enjoys spending time with his wife and four boys on the ball fields and ski slopes of Salt Lake City.  Nate has an MBA from the University of Utah and is a Certified Scrum Product Owner.

Twitter: @nate_wixom


M. Scott Ford

M. Scott Ford
M. Scott Ford, who has been called the “Bob Vila of the internet”, is the Co-Founder and CTO of Corgibytes — a boutique software consultancy
specializing in modernizing and maintaining existing codebases. Scott 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 retrofitting 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 currently working on his first book Software Remodeling: A DIY Approach to Transforming Your Legacy Code.

In addition to fixing old code, Scott enjoys anime, reading sci-fi fiction and comic books and spending time with his kids. And yes, he does have a Corgi, her name is Ein, and if you recognize that reference, we might just give you a discount.  

Twitter: @mscottford


Lisa Crispin

Lisa Crispin

 Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009), the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. She co-authored Extreme Testing (2002) with Tip House. She is a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011), Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009) and other books. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012. She enjoys helping people find ways to build more quality into their software products, as well as hands-on testing. Please visit and for more.


Twitter: @lisacrispin


Ethan Strominger

Ethan Strominger

Ethan has more experience in waterfall and non-agile environments then he would like to count.  From 2014-2017 he helped move several teams from waterfall to Agile at a Fortune 500 company.  In 2017, he went to the mob programming conference and liked it so much he started a public coding dojo meetup in Boston that meets weekly and joined the Agile New England board. He has also decided not to continue doing development management and looking for a new career in teaching others about pair programming, mob programming, test driven development, and other agile technical skills.


Twitter:  @ethanstrominger