About Me

I have been a professional software engineer for over twelve years. I currently work at Intuit as a developer and architect. I have written bootloaders, ported the Linux kernel and Android to new platforms, written CPU diagnostics, developed control software for CPU manufacturing and worked on enterprise web sites.  As both a developer and program manager I have been helping software organizations become more agile for over a decade.  I am passionate about helping teams deliver world-class software solutions to interesting problems.  My current focus is on pragmatic agility for the enterprise.

When I’m not behind a keyboard I enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife Amanda, rock climbing and hanging out with my dog Tex.  In the summer you can find me in my pool or climbing something.  In the winter I count the days until summer returns to Texas (I never have to count too long).

Some specific interesting things I’ve done:

  • Added a mouse pointer to Android
  • Cold booted Android in under 7 seconds
  • Wrote a multitasking boot loader
  • Helped an airline implement a new FAA regulation (FAR117)
  • Refactored a 5000 line state machine to 200 lines with 0 defects

I love telling stories so this blog will be a mix of stories of things I have seen and done with lessons I have learned.  I hope you find something useful or insightful here.  If you do, please comment or drop me a line directly.  I can be reached at kevin@kevinmhickey.com