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Brad Irby is an accomplished software architect and CTO. During his 25-year professional career, he has overseen the development of highly customized internal and customer-facing applications, including a property management system to manage the repossessed properties for Bank of America, a commercial accounting system for high-net-worth individuals, a property tax prediction system for the County of San Mateo, California, and a distributed reporting system for Chevy’s Restaurants. His other work includes projects for General Electric, Kashi, Wells Fargo, HP, and Adidas, in addition to many projects for medium-sized companies and startups such as OpenTable and Prosper.com.
Brad specializes in software reengineering and software migration, injecting quality and stability into existing legacy systems. Brad has converted many applications from VB6, ASP Classic, and early .NET versions into more modern applications with current architecture and the latest quality approaches. His recent projects include reengineering a two million-line .NET application to use modern architectures and unit testing, resulting in a near zero defect count. He is an expert at updating applications without having to shut them down or stop feature development. Using a reengineering process Brad developed, old applications can be updated to improve quality and satisfy existing customers, while also allowing continued feature development to keep pace with competitors and attract new customers.
Brad manages the San Francisco .NET user group, and is a frequent speaker on technical software topics throughout the U.S. He holds a bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of North Carolina and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.