Allen I. Holub

Allen Holub is one of the country’s foremost agile-process consultants, trainers, and software architects. He speaks and works internationally, providing services at all levels of the organization.

As an executive or team-level coach, he can shepherd your organization to true agility based on a solid understanding of Lean/Agile principles and processes. Allen can help you build the agile culture that you need to be successful, and help you tailor agile practices to fit the unique needs of your organization, regardless of size. Working with individual teams, he can help them work at maximum potential.

As an interim CTO/Architect, Allen excels at building highly functional Lean/Agile organizations and designing and building robust, highly scalable software suitable for agile environments (such as microservice backed dynamic web applications).

Allen is an expert-level programmer, specializing in Java, dynamic and distributed Web 2.0 applications, and microservices. He programs at the guru-level in both front-end technologies (Bootstrap, JavaScript [ES6], JQuery, Angular2, ReactJS, HTML5/CSS3) and back-end systems (Java, PHP, Python, MySQL, Ruby, Mongo, C++, ZeroMQ). that run either in your data center or in the cloud. Past projects range from embedded operating systems, to compilers, to highly scalable, enterprise quality web applications. He's currently working on Janus, a soon-to-be-released open-source microservice framework based on lightweight messaging.

Allen served as a Chief Technology Officer at NetReliance, Inc.—an internet-security-infrastructure company—and iExperiment.net. He sits on the board of advisors for Ascenium Corp. and Ontometrics. He was the Security-Track chair for the Software Development conference.

Allen is widely published. His works include 10 books, some used as texts at major universities (MIT, Cal Tech, U.C. Berkeley, IIT). He's written hundreds of articles for outlets ranging from Dr. Dobb’s Journal and JavaWorld to IBM DeveloperWorks. He's created video classes for Pluralsight (Swift in Depth, and Picturing Architecture) and O’Reilly (Design Patterns in the Real World). His current video project (agiltry.com) is a comprehensive introduction to Agile/Lean software development. Allen served as a Contributing Editor at both JavaWorld and SD Times. He wrote the popular "OO-Design Process" column for the IBM DeveloperWorks Component Zone, and was technical editor at CMP Media's Java Solutions.

Resume and References

Please find a resume on LinkedIn . Also, here are a few testimonials from past clients.

Personal

Allen holds a double AB from the University of California, Berkeley, in Computer Science and Medieval European History. He is also a composer and musician, an artist, and an avid pilot (Airplane SEL, instrument-rated, commercial). He lives in Berkeley, CA.

Publications

Books and Video Classes
Online

Client List

Current and past clients.
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Contact:

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email: allen@holub.com
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