Hello, I’m North Krimsly. I have broad software engineering experience including designing and developing corporate websites and apps for Hewlett-Packard, setting up and maintaining Amazon Web Services software stacks, user experience testing, developing server-side API’s, and building a comprehensive benchmark test suite.
Most of all, I like to combine technical and artistic creativity with my joy of working with people. I love creating wonderful things with a team. I especially enjoy helping people figure out what they want to build and how to meet their goals.
Some Things I’ve Learned
Here are a few things I’ve learned along the way:
- Good vibes equals success – I’ve learned that success comes from building trust, accountability, honest communication, creativity and fun. I know that if we cultivate these things, the project will succeed!
- Design what’s useful – Cool technology is only useful if it supports your business goals and target audience, and is easy to use. I take a practical approach to design, focusing on what is necessary and asking “What can I take out?”
- Build in pieces – Projects go a lot more smoothly when sites or applications are built in phases. Some people call this iterative, incremental or agile development. I just call it a darn good idea because it works!
- Plan to succeed – A little up-front planning goes a long way. I believe that project briefs, simple schedule estimates and information architecture diagrams are helpful tools in getting a site or application launched.
Most of all…I’ve learned that I don’t know everything. It’s important to keep an open mind, be curious and keep learning!