Simon Brown is an independent consultant who helps organizations build better software by adopting a lightweight, pragmatic approach to software architecture. He is the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the author of Software Architecture for Developers, a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership, and the balance with agility. Simon regularly speaks at software development conferences around the world, and he won the IEEE Software-sponsored SATURN 2013 “Architecture in Practice” Presentation Award for his presentation about the conflict between agile and architecture. Simon’s client list spans 20 countries, including organizations ranging from small start-ups to global household names. He still codes too.