Hello! 👋 My name is Linnea Huxford. I’m a Principal Software Lead and Product Owner at Alley, a digital agency, where I lead software development and collaborate with clients and my team to build the right solutions.
My skills range from solving challenging technical issues to people management.
Alley is a fully remote company, so I have a lot of experience in software development and management in a distributed environment. I love planning work and making strategic decisions to increase team happiness and deliver better solutions.
I joined Alley over five years ago as a backend focused software developer, after learning PHP/MySQL. I am a self taught developer. I have a natural ability for understanding code, that first appeared in Middle School when I helped my science teacher solve an issue, and had a summer job to help teach the science teachers how to use computer peripherals like light sensors, motion sensors, and the related software.
I studied Neuroscience and Behavior in college and have a general interest in science. I even use the scientific method to solve software problems.
I love solving mysteries and learning new things! I also enjoy teaching others and helping developers to grow. I am interested in security and test driven development.
Prior to spending time in the PHP and WordPress world, I spent time learning Java and took courses that used other technology and languages including R and Ruby on Rails.
Although my professional experience is in web technology, I’m curious about data science, big data, machine learning, and AI.