Ariel Partners was founded in 2000 by technology experts who continue to be deeply involved in the local NYC IT Community as well as open-source projects, commercial product user groups, and worldwide technology conferences. Ariel staff have presented papers and given talks, and several team members are well-known contributors to high-profile Apache open source projects in ubiquitous use today. This involvement has proven over the years to be a key success factor for Ariel, as top technologists generally want to work with other top technologists.
Several Ariel staff members are current or former contributors to various open source technologies and remain active in open source communities sponsored by Apache, GitHub, SourceForge, Stack Overflow, and the like. Ariel consultants have introduced numerous best practices including agile, development operations, continuous integration, continuous deployment, automated code-level testing, automated GUI-level testing, automated infrastructure configuration and validation, process automation, and document generation.
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Craeg Strong is the CTO of Ariel Partners, a digital services company based in Times Square. He teaches public classes in Kanban and Human Centered Design and coaches teams to adopt and mature Agile/Kanban practices in the NYC area. He has 25 years of experience in information technology, starting at Project Athena during his undergraduate studies at MIT. Mr. Strong has successfully instituted Agile and DevOps practices on large and complex commercial and government software projects, helping them to obtain new capabilities and realize significant cost efficiencies. Mr. Strong leverages his experience as a hands-on software architect, trainer, and agile coach to help remove the barriers that prevent organizations from adopting new technologies– such as cloud. Mr. Strong led a successful transformation of a major FBI Criminal justice program from a traditional waterfall lifecycle and manual intensive processes to lighter weight agile processes and full DevOps automation.