About Me

Adam Stegman

I work remotely for One Medical from Fort Worth, Texas. I got my BS in CS at Kansas State University and graduated in 2009. I've worked in several languages, but I enjoy Ruby the most currently, with interest in the simplicity of Go. I like to work on distributed systems using agile and XP practices.

Most of my web work has been in Ruby on Rails, and I enjoy the core web technologies of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I also gravitate to the other side of the stack, setting up repeatable, consistent server environments that are fully automated and continuously deployed. I've done that using devops tools like Terraform, BOSH, Packer, and Chef, deploying systems like Cloud Foundry and Elasticsearch to AWS.

I appreciate clever systems architecture and operations-aware engineering. My favorite approach to work is dipping my fingers in every pie and helping co-workers solve their problems. Additionally, I love learning, but mostly applying clever, cleaner ways to do things, especially when I can delete code.

I'm an evangelist for documentation and best practices. I enjoy ensuring things are complete—documented, tested, released, and supported. The opposite rubs me the wrong way—a lack of documentation, hard-to-find resources, or ugly code. I don't like to let bad code sit and try to keep code I touch cleaner than how I found it.

I highly value companies that buy into agile at every level of the business. Agile at scale requires trust at scale, and that is very hard to achieve.


I use things that enable me, like a clean, fast text editor and the terminal. That means tools like Rake and BOSH help me accomplish my work by automating repetitive tasks.

Configuration must be avoided as much as possible.

A little history

I started working at One Medical in 2015 on the electronic medical record and provider application, 1life. Lately I've been working on improving our clinical team workflows. Previous to that I helped migrate much of our infrastructure from Heroku and hosted services to Amazon Web Services. The first projects I worked on at One Medical were around clinical compliance with new standards and member registration.

In 2013 I accepted an offer from Pivotal Labs and moved to the San Francisco bay area. After a few months of client projects I started work on Cloud Foundry, where I worked on services, BOSH, and operations.

Previously, I lived in Kansas City and worked for Cerner for five years writing web applications and services at every level of the stack. When I started, I helped build and maintain the Cerner Store for a couple years. Then I moved to writing services focused on clinical search for a new, distributed architecture. My final year at Cerner was spent working to rapidly prototype and build a suite of web applications for a new initiative.

I started with simple MUD-like dungeons written in QBasic when I was a child and moved on to more complex, but useful, .NET applications in college. New ideas and projects excite me to no end, though it's always been challenging to drive a project through to a polished end-state.