I am Chris Lucian, the Director of Software Development at Hunter Industries and this is our story of a small successful team growing from 5 to 30 people in just 1 year. We first had to develop the buy in for Mob Programming across the organization. As we grew we needed to ensure the preservation and guided growth of our culture. In need of a new facility we designed a great working environment. Interviews had to embody the spirit of Mob Programming while still evaluating our candidates in a fair way. Our technical excellence practices needed to continue to be a focus. Our department incorporated a flat department structure in order to distribute management tasks throughout the team. During the entire time we faced challenge after challenge which helped develop our processes in a way that is adaptable and yet facilitated our growth.


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I'm Chris Lucian, the director of software development at Hunter Industries, a founder of mob programming and international keynote speaker. I am passionate about the advancement of software craftsmanship and machine learning. I seek the continuous improvement of myself, my family, my company, and my community. I believe that we can explore the unexplored potential in all things when looking at our processes with automation and creativity in mind. Growing up I learned a lot about both the important of Psychological Safety and what it can look like when it does not exist. I was fortunate enough to go to a project based middle school where I learned the importance of public speaking, research, technology and delivering my work quickly and frequently. I worked full time when going to university for both my masters and bachelors and in doing so I learned the importance of time management and deliberate deep work. In my career I have found that all of these skills are important to be effective. When I'm have a moment of free time, I spend it gaming or reading sci-fi and fantasy.