Clare Sudbery is a lead consultant developer for Thoughtworks, and particularly enjoys the mentoring side of her job. She is a maths graduate with 18 years of software experience, with a few extra years thrown in doing everything from full time novelist to high school maths teacher. Seven years ago she returned to IT with a sigh of relief after failing to convince stroppy teenagers that maths is fun. Since then she has embraced all things XP and still has to pinch herself to believe she could earn a living from having fun, solving puzzles and sharing the XP love. She is on a mission to awaken the inner geek in clever women (and men) everywhere. She tweets as @ClareSudbery, and blogs about software, maths, women in tech and other geeky stuff at her two blogs: https://medium.com/a-woman-in-technology and https://insimpleterms.blog/.