Bedford West

it's me!

Hi! πŸ™‹ I’m Bedford (he/him/his). I'm a software engineering leader πŸ’» with a particular passion for advancing the developer experience through growth and psychological safety 🌱.

My philosophy toward engineering is driven whole-heartedly by one simple belief: On a software development team, we’re all learners and we’re all in this together πŸ‘ͺ. For me, this means understanding more about what makes engineers engaged, psychologically safe, and fulfilled πŸ’š. As an engineering leader, this means I do my best to get to know each and every member of my department, understand their motivations, and work tirelessly toward earning their trust and advancing their careers.

Most importantly, I am totally committed toward advancing πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ»πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ‘ŒπŸ½πŸ‘ŒπŸΎπŸ‘ŒπŸΏ diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging ❀️ 🧑 πŸ’› πŸ’š πŸ’™ πŸ’œ in technology and beyond. I believe in the importance of actively participating in and advocating for these issues whenever I am able. We are at our best as technologists when we correct inequities in our workforce and push for safe, inclusive environments for everyone.

In my down time, I enjoy building and expressing my creative side and keeping my tech skills relevant through game development πŸ‘Ύ.