David Laribee is a coach, trainer, speaker, and co-founder of Nerd/Noir. 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 digital products in a wide variety of domains: banking, retail, technology, insurance, beverage distribution, and higher education (to name a few). David is a two-time Microsoft MVP in C# and Solutions Architecture and co-founder of the ALT.NET movement, which spawned dozens of user groups across the globe dedicated to open source and modern engineering practices.
Prior to founding Nerd/Noir with his wife, Alex West, 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.
DevOps Dojos at Extreme ScaleHow we helped originate a new model for technical transformation at a large retailer.
Legacy System MindsetWorking with old and esoteric systems can be exhausting. Let passion, patience, and collaboration lead you to success!
Introducing Product ThinkingGreat products aren't like stories; they ARE stories.
Snapshot ProcessA few thoughts on the qualities of healthy process.
Starting with DataHow opening with a little bit of qualitative data can lead to a much more productive conversation.