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Who am I?

  • Consulting DevOps engineer and writer.
  • Enterprise solutions creator from high-volume banking and insurance accounting applications to DevOps cloud infrastructures.
  • Entrepreneur in music software, reverse-engineering tools, mobile apps, IoT solutions and more.
  • Open-source contributor since 1995.
  • Writes about human aspects of engineering, socio-technical systems and building happy DevOps organizations
Richard Bown speaking at We Are Developers conference July 2023

I work with organizations, teams and individuals to tackle DevOps and development constraints, architecture limitations, approaches to testing, CI/CD and DevOps tooling and implementation. As a believer in Conway’s Law, I help software delivery by paying attention to organizational and architectural constraints and encouraging healthy individual relationships.

What do I do?

I work with DevOps and Development teams to:

  • Correctly scope the team’s work and responsibilities.
  • Identify the toolset and skills required.
  • Encourage experimentation and innovation.
  • Identify bottlenecks to intra and extra-team interactions.
  • Provide individual support and guidance to encourage growth and ownership.
  • A no-nonsense, human approach to ‘software best practices’ means less dogma, more pragma.

I currently help organise the Fast Flow meetup group in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Want to work with me?

Team Topologies Advocate | Richard Bown

I work with clients of all shapes and sizes. You can look at this page for more information and opportunities for consultation or engagement.

Want to know more?

Feel free to drop me a line or reach out on LinkedIn.

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Some previous clients

Ahold Delhaize
Nationale Nederlanden
Rabobank
JP Morgan Chase
ING Group