Chris started his career in 2002 as a software engineer at IBM working on large enterprise software. He started working with Ruby in 2007 consulting and coding for several startups. Later, he founded his own startup, a video interviewing platform for recruiters and hiring managers. Chris has also been a senior consultant at Deloitte Consulting in its Salesforce practice as a SME (subject matter expert) for Ruby, Heroku and iOS development. Prior to Launch School, Chris was the engineering manager and technical lead in a VC backed startup in San Francisco.
In all, Chris has over 16 years of software engineering, consulting, and various leadership experience. His work experience has ranged from Fortune 100 companies to startups and small businesses. When he's not programming, he enjoys playing basketball and spending time with his wife and poodle.
Kevin has spent his career as a developer and consultant working on both large enterpise software products and agile startup applications. He started his career with IBM in Austin, TX working in the advanced technology group for IBM's Data Management division, before moving to the Silicon Valley Lab to work on data integration and business intelligence products. He also led a worldwide training program for IBM's Data Integration products, and taught both classroom based and online technical courses. Prior to starting Launch School, Kevin spent time as a software developer and consultant at Hashrocket, a premier software design and development consultancy based in Jacksonville, FL.
Besides crafting elegant software, Kevin has a passion in teaching and education, with extensive experience in building online training programs.