Barry Hawkins at Work

Barry Hawkins currently serves as a Director of Technical Program Management at Hulu. He has previously served as an Engineering Manager at Netflix, a Lead Producer for World of Warcraft at Blizzard Entertainment, and Director of Product Management at Riot Games, creators of League of Legends. Barry has over a decade of experience leveraging the values, tools, and technical disciplines of agile and lean software product development in both full-time and consulting capacities.

Barry has played various roles in his 18 years in the software industry, including programmer, team lead, director, and Agile coach and mentor. His technical work has centered around the Java platform. He writes on technology, process, and culture in software development at http://barryhawkins.com/blog.

Prior to his career in software, Barry spent 10 years in industrial packaging and marking systems, serving manufacturing plants throughout the southeastern United States. He was responsible for the implementation, maintenance, and support of every system he sold, which was a formative experience that continues to influence his approach to management and product development.

The views and opinions expressed on this site are those of Barry Hawkins and not his employer’s, except for the time periods where he was self-employed.

Videos of Barry Hawkins:

How We Got Here, And What To Do About It – CodeMash 2012 Keynote

Agile, Lean, and the Space Between – NDC Oslo 2012

When The Wheels Come Off Agile – NDC Oslo 2012

When the Wheels Come off Agile (Barry Hawkins)

Tips for Introducing Change (Barry Hawkins) Java Posse Roundup 2009 Lightning Talks

Podcasts including Barry Hawkins:

IBM developerWorks Java technical series Podcast: Barry Hawkins on agile software development

Java Posse #368 – Roundup ’11 – Interviewing and Hiring Software Engineers

Java Posse #357 – Roundup ’11 – Courage in Software Development

Java Posse #353 – Roundup ’11 – Scala Adoption

Java Posse #321 – Roundup ’10 – Engineering vs. Management

Java Posse #260 – Roundup 09 – Staffing Agile Teams

Java Posse #176 – Roundup 08 – Why is Agile Hard?