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

Jest Mocking Strategies

July 12, 202013 min read

I've been spending too much time wrestling with uncooperative mocks. This post breaks down what to consider when mocking with Jest and a variety of strategies for structuring your mock implementations.

Boxes and lines: a frugal person's UML

July 06, 20206 min read

Time is expensive. Learning all the subtleties of UML would take a lot of time and require your audience to do the same. Boxes and lines are all you need to create informative diagrams that everyone can understand.

Legacy application code review - Part 2: The details

July 04, 20207 min read

Legacy code bases get a bad rap, but they are fun puzzles to solve. What should you look for when inheriting a legacy code base, what can you learn from a code review, and how should that affect your recommendations and estimates?