Patrick Gleeson is the CTO of Think Smart and author of Working With Coders: A Guide to Software Development for the Perplexed Non-Techie. He once built an animatronic robot octopus that plays the xylophone, and relies far too heavily on `rubocop -a`.
Talks I've Given
Why Writing Software Is Nothing Like Building A House
Featuring Patrick Gleeson
Writing software and building a house are two very different kettle of fish. Patrick Gleeson will be exploring the problems ingrained in project management and how coders can help non-techies get round them. Check it out!project-management teamwork development
I’ve been a coder and a manager of coders for the past 10 years. I have worked in a variety of organisations, from bespoke software consultancies to multinational corporations to tiny start-ups, and am currently CTO of Think Smart, a company that provides tools to help young people make better career choices.
I hold a degree from the University of Cambridge in Philosophy and Classics, and another one from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Technical Theatre.
I also sideline as a composer for film and theatre, and once spent a year building animatronic puppets as part of a robot circus, including a mechanical octopus that played the xylophone.