Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer, agile coach, and recovering C++ developer who helps software development teams improve their productivity and happiness.
Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs as well as the Bay Area Agile Managers Support Group. He is co-author of two best-selling scrum books: The Elements of Scrum and Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction. He has published over 50 articles on agile topics at InfoQ, and even more of his writing can be found on the Agile Learning Labs blog.
Before starting Agile Learning Labs, Chris made a living in roles such as: Scrum Master, Product Owner, Engineering Manager, Project Manager, Software Engineer, Musician, and Auto Mechanic.
Betty Gonzalez comes to Agile Learning Labs from a long history of herding cats, first as a district manager for Jean Nicole Petries in the fast-paced retail industry, and later in the construction business, where she helped build a 50-employee company from the ground up (we’re hoping she can do the same for us!).
Uniquely talented in many areas, including finance and logistics, Betty brings a consummate sincerity and joy to every part of her work. She also has a positive energy and lovely smile that you won’t soon forget.
It’s hard to describe Laura’s experience and expertise as anything other than exponential. She holds two degrees in mechanical engineering (“my dad thought software was questionable, so he insisted I get a ‘real’ engineering degree”), had a long career in engineering management at HP (both here and abroad), and later eBay. She became a real estate investor, which led in turn to a stint in real estate marketing. Which led to… a curiosity and interest in business development and marketing that only a dynamic and innovative company like Agile Learning Labs could sate. Or so we like to think!