Clare Sudbery
A Woman in Technology
3 min readNov 15, 2015


More places on t’internet marked by my muddy footprints.

Videos and recordings of talks and live coding

All videos / recordings are now listed on this page here.

In Simple Terms (my other blog)

My other blog: In Simple Terms

Publications (Non Fiction)

2020: Refactoring: This class is too large — article on

2018: Tips from the Trenches: Yves Hanoulle

2016: How XP Can Improve the Experiences of Female Software Developers: Springer Publications

2016: Pair Programming Workshop: LeanPub.Com


Yves Hanoulle, June 2022: Who Is Agile series: “Asking questions is a good way of teaching

Mob Mentality, April 2022: Learning through the ensemble

Legacy Code Rocks, Feb 2022: Self-Compassion

Agile FM podcast with Joe Krebs, Aug 2021: Extreme Programming

Scrum Master Toolbox podcast with Vasco Duarte, Aug 2021: Technical focus is the missing piece for agile coaches

5-min “day in the life” re my job at Made Tech (2021)

Interview with Tim Bourgignon on the DevJourney podcast about my career journey (2021).

Interview with Alex Bolboacă from MozaicWorks, May 2021. About TDD, maths, writing novels and lots more!

Interview with Chris Walker about my IT career, July 2020

Maintainable podcast with Robby Russell, “Refactoring Should Be Part of Your Daily Work”, April 2020

.Net Rocks podcast, “Teaching Experienced Developers”, Feb 2019

Repo Lovers

Agile Amped podcast, “Let’s Stop Making People Feel Stupid”, Aug 2018

Cucumber podcast — “How XP can improve the lives of female software engineers”, Sept 2016

LateRooms Engineering Blog

6th Jan ’16: Technology Needs More Women

20th Dec ’15: The Pringle Principle

11th Dec ’15: Hexagonal Architecture in Practice

10th Sept ’15: Making Tests Readable

7th July ’15: The Joy of Being Wrong

Huffington Post and Other Blogs

28th March ’16, XP 2016 blog:

17th Feb ’16, Huffington Post: Men Rule the World, and That’s Ridiculous — But I Still Need Their Help

Medium Blog Posts

All my Medium blog posts can be found in my publication: A Woman in Technology.


I speak at events quite frequently — all details can be found here.

Women in Technology

Q&A on the WinTech event blog, about women in tech

Pecha kucha talk on “Test Driven Novel Writing” at OOP Munich 2017

Cucumber podcast — “How XP can improve the experiences of female developers”

My conference paper on “How XP Can Improve the Experience of Female Software Developers” for XP 2016

Interview, Women in Technology blog

Interview with Head Stemette Anne-Marie Imafidon (ffwd to 9:25)

Profile on LateRooms Careers Blog

Profile on FutureTechGirls

My Old Blog

My Attempts to Design the Perfect Scrabble Game (I managed an individual score of 1493 when D, Y, T, L, O, Z and G were placed on the board to make the 15-letter word “demythologizing”)

Tribute to the novelist, poet and playwright Julia Darling

A Loser’s Guide to Countdown (notes from my appearance on the Channel 4 quiz show in 2009)

Advice on Stopping Anxiety Attacks

My Experience of Miscarriage (trigger warning: contains upsetting descriptions)

The time I broke into my half-demolished primary school.

Clare Elsewhere




My second novel

My first novel

Crazily positive review of my first book (to be honest, my second is better)

A cautionary tale about being a novelist (based on my experience)

My name is surprisingly hard to spell. It’s actually Clare Sudbery: There’s no I in Clare, and my surname ends ERY — like surgery or carvery).
Here are some ways NOT to spell my name, in a vague attempt to make this site more discoverable: Claire Sudbery, Claire Sudbury, Clare Sudbury, Clare Sudberry, Claire Sudberry.



Clare Sudbery
A Woman in Technology

@ClareSudbery — Freelance technical agile coach, podcaster (, novelist (, sleep evangelist #BLM