Mercedes Bernard speaking

Values-driven, growth-oriented software engineering leader dedicated to creating opportunity

In my approach to software delivery and technical leadership, I learn everything I can about my client's and my team's goals to make an actionable plan and create opportunities to achieve success.

I view my clients as partners and bring a unique blend of technical expertise, non-technical language, and empathetic insight to my work.

As a leader, I strive to foster an environment where each individual’s unique set of strengths and ideas have space to grow and better the organization.

Recent blog posts

Ode to VSCode Snippets

May 24, 20227 min read

Snippets are powerful. This one little tool can reduce toil and make it easier to follow your team's style conventions. They're also fun to play with. Work smarter not harder!

Pay equity audit: How-to

May 06, 202210 min read

A pay equity audit is a big undertaking. A well-planned methodology helps it run smoothly. In this post, I share the audit process I've used and some considerations for each step.

Pay equity audit challenges

May 02, 20226 min read

When I led a pay equity audit, my team was small and we didn't have an HR or legal department. We solved some unique challenges to complete our audit and stay committed to our inclusion goals.