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JR D'Amore

Lead Consultant

I spent many years writing distributed and web applications, while leading teams to transition to better ways to deliver software and manage projects.

I like to provide the insight and energy necessary to look at new ways to do software, taking the developer, the architect, and the CIO on an unexpected journey.

Along the way I swim with sharks (literally), cook, and keep my garden green (both literally and metaphorically).

The Interview

I came to find ThoughtWorks by

Listening to Neal Ford talking about index cards at NFJS London 2007.

My geeky passion is

Drink as much coffee as possible. Black, no sugar, please.

The thing I'm most proud of from my time here is

When I convinced one of our major retail customers to change mid-project the tech stack of our product from Microsoft SharePoint to .NET MVC4, thus enabling success and on-time delivery.

The best advice I can give a current or future ThoughtWorker is

Reach out to your peers and let them challenge you: there is nothing more enlightening than a 10-minute conversation with another ThoughtWorker.