Chris Cowell is a Portland-based technical trainer for GitLab. He was a developer and test automator for 20 years (Accenture, Oracle, Puppet, Jive, Cambia), before figuring out that he likes people better than computers. He believes the industry should pay more attention to usability and human-focused design, and less attention to the number of features delivered.
When not figuring out how to explain technology to people, he likes exploring foreign cities with Google Street View, reading and watching mysteries, and losing to his sons in chess.
- You’re working too hard! Can you simplify your life with static testing? - Chris Cowell, Invited Speaker, 2021
- Iron Chef Cucumber: Cooking Up Software Requirements That Get Great Results - Chris Cowell, 2020 Technical Presentation, Paper, Slides
- Pre-mortems: keeping your software project off the autopsy slab - Chris Cowell, 2017 Technical Presentation, Abstract, Paper, Slides, Video.