There are many Kevin Goldsmiths in the world. I'm the one in the software industry. Or, at least, the oldest one in the software industry. Or, at the very least, the one to think of registering the domain name first.
Currently, I am the Chief Technology Officer at Avvo in Seattle, Washington. Previously, I was at Spotify, Adobe, Microsoft and various other places. I have also run the various elements of Unit Circle Media for over 20 years. Nothing on these pages represents the views of any of those companies, unless I explicitly state otherwise. I also record and perform as Intonarumori and Answers to April.
I blog mainly at Puppies, Flowers, Rainbows and Kittens.
Thanks for eye and ear-balling my stuff.
- QCon London - London, UK March 5-7, 2018
- Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18) - Orlando, FL March 12-16, 2018
- Better Software West - Las Vegas, NV June 3-8, 2018
- The Lead Developer - London, UK June 27-28, 2018
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I'll be speaking in March at QCon/London! I'm talking about building a culture of continuous improvement in your co… https://t.co/FOopv9sV8E
[ - posted on January 15 2018 ]
@ashr @MaiselTV The Death and Life of Great American Cities is an urban planning classic text. Love that book.
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Pleased as punch to be speaking at @theleaddev conference in London again this year. An incredibly valuable confere… https://t.co/ekFei2wRAP
“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” – Henry David Thoreau You may have heard this quote before. …posted on January 1 2018
[This is a repost of http://engineering.avvo.com/articles/building-a-management-training-curriculum-at-avvo.html] This week, we kicked off manager training for Avvo technology managers. Before we could build a curriculum, we needed to decide what was important to learn and where we as a group needed the most development. If I had done this with my organization at Adobe, years ago, I …posted on October 6 2017
For decades we’ve been complaining about the lack of diversity in the technology industry. We’ve worked on the pipeline problem. We’ve worked on reducing bias. We’ve worked on the sourcing problem. We’ve worked on the retention problem. The net result thus far is that we’ve barely moved the needle. Most of the companies that are …posted on May 16 2017
My keynote talk is here. The introduction is in German, but my talk is in English. Afterward, Sebastian Meyen and I sat down to talk about pioneers, settlers and town builders, evolving culture and embracing failure as a means of learning in big and small companies. Slides from an earlier (and longer) version of the …posted on May 13 2017
Agile Business Transformationposted on March 23 2017