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About Barry

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Barry Hawkins leads organizations and their teams in effective agile product development, ensuring delivery amidst rapid scaling and growth.

He has served in Engineering and Product Development leadership roles in a wide range of settings, including NetflixBlizzard EntertainmentHulu, and Riot Games. He has two decades of experience leveraging the values, tools, and technical disciplines of agile and lean Product Development in both full-time and consulting capacities.

Prior to his career in software, Barry spent over a decade in the manufacturing sector, focused on industrial packaging and marking systems for 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.

Videos of Barry Hawkins

YouTube Channel

Barry regularly adds videos to youtube.com/BarryHawkins on the topic of product development, effective development process, and scaling development organizations. Be sure to like and subscribe to know when new content is released!

Check out the other playlists and videos on the channel for all manner of free information and guidance!

Conference Talks

The following is a selection of published videos of conference talks given over the years.

Barry Hawkins delivering the closing keynote at CodeMash 2012
Barry Hawkins delivering the closing keynote at CodeMash 2012

How We Got Here and What to Do About It (InfoQ) – This talk was delivered as the closing keynote for CodeMash 2012. Sadly, InfoQ seems to have lost the video of the slides that sync with the talk, but the main video still works.

Podcasts Featuring Barry Hawkins:

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?