About Me

Adam Stegman

I work remotely as a Staff Software Engineer for One Medical from Fort Worth, Texas. I got my BS in Computer Science at Kansas State University and graduated in 2009. I enjoy working in Ruby and TypeScript, but I’ve also worked in other languages including HTML/CSS, JavaScript, Go, and Java. I like to work on distributed systems using agile and XP practices.

Most of my web work has been on the backend, often 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. Most recently, that’s been deploying small services to AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate using Terraform. I’ve also appreciated the philosophy of other devops tools like BOSH, Packer, and Chef. When working on ops teams, I’ve automated and deployed services like Cloud Foundry and Elasticsearch to AWS.

I appreciate reliable 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, especially navigating organizational challenges. On my own projects, I love learning about new problems and tools, and applying cleaner ways to do things, especially when I can delete code.

I’m an evangelist for knowledge sharing and best practices. I enjoy ensuring things are complete—documented, tested, released, and supported. The opposite rubs me the wrong way—unclear ownership, hard-to-find answers, or a lack of empathy. Those are the problems I want to dive into and fix.

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.

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 supporting our enterprise clients, especially with COVID-19 response. Previous to that I worked on our clinical team workflows, and 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, after college, 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 personal projects are exciting, though it’s always been challenging to drive a side project through to a polished end-state.