A Work in Progress

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My name is Adam Schepis, although I’m known to many as Optimist Prime.

I also happen to be a father, husband, and software engineer.

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Recent writing

Being a mentor

09/28/2020 · 3 min read
My thoughts on being a mentor to more junior developers Read more...

Don't be a 10x developer

07/22/2015 · 2 min read
Be a force multiplier Read more...

The Gloves are Off

03/25/2015 · 2 min read
This morning at CloudHealth we had the best sprint retrospective we’ve had during my entire tenure (5 months already!?) Let me tell you why. The sprint itself was really productive. We delivered a lot of value to our customers, we responded promptly Read more...

Keeping Pace

12/23/2014 · 2 min read
Moving at the speed of the cloud Read more...

Skills

Here is what I think I'm good at

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Always Sunny Trivia

95%
Picking up Heavy Things (and putting them down) icon

Picking up Heavy Things (and putting them down)

70%
Shipping great software icon

Shipping great software

85%
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Being an optimist

100%

Experience

What i've done along the way

Present

Staff Engineer 2

· Boston, MA

VMware Inc.

By way of CloudHealth Technologies acquisition

Oct 2018
Sep 2018

Architect

· Boston, MA

CloudHealth Technologies

Early engineer who helped to build, design, and define the product

Oct 2014
Oct 2014

Lead Developer

· Boston, MA

Springboard Retail

Lead developer building a cloud-based retail point of sale

Jan 2013
May 2013

Founder

CloudAssault

Founder of a startup that provided cloud-scaled load-testing infrastructure to customers

Sep 2011
Jun 2012

Sr. Principal Software Engineer

· Waltham, MA

Symantec

Worked on a security gateway appliance and the Norton products

Jun 2004
Jun 2004

Web Developer

· Stoneham, MA

Percussion Software

Sep 2003
Sep 2003

Principal Software Engineer

· Brookline, MA

VirtuReal Classroom

Built an early streaming online education platform

Oct 2000
Aug 2002

Wentworth Institute of Technology

· Boston, MA

Bachelor’s Degree, Computer Science

Aug 1999

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