Meet Your Collaborators

David Laribee

David Laribee

CEO / Founder

David Laribee is a product development coach with deep roots in Lean, Agile, XP and Scrum. He believes in the power of collaboration, simplicity and feedback.

Over the last 20 years, David has built teams and products for companies of all shapes and sizes. He’s founded startups and consulted for Fortune 50 enterprises. He’s developed software-intensive products in a wide variety of domains from technology to insurance to beverage distribution to higher education.

Prior to founding Nerd/Noir, David coached the product development team at VersionOne, a market leader in agile project management tools.

David started work life at the early age of five on a farm in Upstate NY; an upbringing that accounts for his lead-from-the-front approach, appreciation for small/cross-disciplinary teams and disdain for fake maple syrup.

Alexandra West

Alexandra West

Creative Director / Founder

Alexandra West is an art director, production designer and international speaker. Her current interest is in bringing a visual thinking mindset into the world of collaborative work.

Alex has a long history as a creative. After earning her degree in Art History from Emory University, Alex spent her early career in commercial and nonprofit galleries. For the past decade, she has worked in film and television production creating a wide variety of onscreen environments.

Currently, she serves as Creative Director for Nerd/Noir and provides design consulting to a diverse set of clients. When not busy curating the beautiful and unusual, Alex can be found eating cheese. All kinds of cheese.

Itinerary

Mar 6-12 – Agile India, Bengaluru, IND
“A Visual Thinking Warmup” Talk
“Testing Strategy: New Model, Better Outcomes” Talk
“Container-Driven CI/CD” Workshop

Jun 8-9 – DevSum17, Stockholm, SWE
“Legendary Adventures in Legacy Code” Talk
“A Visual Thinking Warmup” Talk

Travelogue

Nov 21-22, 2016 – Build Stuff Kiev – Kiev, UKR
“A Visual Thinking Warmup” Talk
“Testing Strategy: New Model, Better Outcomes” Talk

Nov 18-20, 2016 – Build Stuff Lithuania – Vilnius, LTU
“A Visual Thinking Warmup” Talk
“Testing Strategy: New Model, Better Outcomes” Talk
“Conscious Coupling for Antifragility” Talk

Nov 14-16, 2016 – Go Digital – Reykjavík, ISL
“Test Driven Javascript” 2-Day Workshop
“Testing Strategy: New Model” Talk

Sep 12-13, 2016 – Agile Prague – Prague, CZE
“The Liberal Arts Programmer” Keynote
“Effecting Change as a Developer” Talk

Aug 20, 2016 – Music City Code – Nashville, USA
“Conscious Coupling for Antifragility” Talk

Aug 17, 2016 @ Music City Agile – Nashville, USA
“Testing Strategy: New Model” Talk

Jun 9, 2016 @ Open Source North – Minneapolis, USA
“Conscious Coupling for Antifragility” Talk

Apr 21, 2016 @ Atlanta Node.js – Atlanta, USA
“Conscious Coupling for Antifragility” Talk

Jan 6, 2016 @ DevJam – Minneapolis, USA
“DevOps From The Trenches” Lightning Talk & Open Space

Nov 18-22, 2015 @ BuildStuff 2015 – Vilnius, LTU
“The Liberal Arts Programmer” Talk

Nov 12-13, 2015 – Full Stack TDD – Atlanta, USA
Test Driven Javascript – 2-Day Workshop

Oct 23, 2015 – Agile Day Chicago – Chicago, USA
“3 TDD Katas in Javascript” Workshop
“The Liberal Arts Programmer” Talk