Hi, there.

Stephen Collins

My name is Stephen Collins, and I am a Software Developer, currently serving as the Technical Lead at Ostrich.

I'm not just a programmer, not just a coder. I have spent the last 25+ years of my life focused on honing my skills in creating high quality software. I craft products that I can be proud of.

After spending the last 10 years in various development roles, I can confidently say I am not your typical code monkey. Not because I would be so brash to assume I am inherently more talented or intelligent than my colleagues, but simply that I care. I care about the quality of my code. I care about the experience of the users utilizing the software I write and contribute to. I care about the level of pain other developers may have to deal with when modifying code I have written. I care about the long-term effects of changes to a codebase.

I'm not a cog that churns out code without regard for anything but “getting the job done.” I'm a craftsman who carefully and meticulously devises the best possible solution to every problem presented, with the help of other experts.

My resume can be found here.

You can contact me via email at stephen@nibblesnbits.net.

If you want a real look into how I view software, check out my appearance on the Silicon Alley Podcast:

I also do some writing when the mood strikes.