Hello. My name is Caleb Jenkins. I speak at conferences, blog sometimes, and currently lead of team of over 30 developers across 3 continents for Avaya, one of the most recognizable brands in the Tel-Co space. I’ve been a consultant, managed User Experience (UX) product design teams, co-chaired the Employee Innovation Council for the largest software company in the Travel industry and have led multi-team agile transformations as an Agile Coach.
I also founded and was the Principal Mentor at Proaction Mentor(s), before that I was the Senior Software Architect at Six Flags Corporation and a Principal with Improving Enterprises. You may also know me from my work with the Microsoft Corporation as a Developer Evangelist technology expert, or as a national speaker for the International .NET Association (INETA). I also was a Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET for 6 years, am a member of Microsoft’s ASP.NET Insiders program, and am a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Professional Scrum Master (PSM). I’ve worked as a technical editor and author for Wrox Press, and I was recently a featured presenter on xTrain and Adobe.TV. I’m also the host, cameraman and editor for CommunityCast TV.
I live in the Dallas area where I continue to date my beautiful wife and busy myself playing Candy Land and Xbox 360 with our four incredible children. Occasionally I write curriculum, speak at conferences, and write code for silly things like Twitter applications. Eventually I’ll post some of the gazillion interviews that I’ve recorded on CommunityCast or blog some more here.
Why Developing UX?
The name for this blog comes from the combination of several ideas. First, that creating (or developing) greater User Experiences (UX) is a process and necessary for better applications. Second, UX is more than UI, more than what you can see. A better user experience involves the entire application. Security, performance, availability – these are all parts of an application that aren’t normally thought of as the UX, but they are and they do. So Developing UX will hopefully be about the merging of great software development with incredible UX.
See my complete resume here. (PDF format)