Swerve = Joe Wilk and Elise Huard, two software engineers creating innovative solutions. Joe enjoys giving trainings, and WantWorkshop helps him to scope interest abroad for a Cucumber masterclass he wants to teach.
Joseph Wilk is a member of the core development team for Cucumber. He has been developing for the web for 11 years in both big and small companies and as an entrepreneur. After stints working with Java and Python he finally found Ruby.
Since then he has become a regular speaker at various Ruby conferences around the world. He spends his time in-between eating Cucumbers and travelling, working at Songkick.com. Having more fun than is healthy working as a Software Gardener building web systems and working on open source projects. He suffers from test obsession and has given up hope of any treatment.
After her studies in metallurgy, Élise realized job in that area were not her cup of tea, and she looked for jobs in an earlier interest, software.
Since then, she’s been rolling through jobs in C, C++, Java, a masters in AI, before falling in love with Ruby and going freelance. 12 years of software have helped her get a firm understanding on what works.
She’s a jack of all trades, loves reading, tinkering, food, travel, learning, and people out of the ordinary.