Antony Marcano


Antony Marcano is a consultant in software craftsmanship, effective software processes, software quality and software testing. He has over fifteen years multi-sector experience with numerous clients, including the BBC, Nokia, Vodafone, Barclays Bank, BT, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Kingfisher Group.

His background in Agile Software Development started in 2000 with an Extreme Programming project. Since then Antony has worked on numerous agile projects, whilst continuously developing his craft, writing code in Ruby, Java, C#, Perl and more. Antony has diverse skills with an emphasis on increasing throughput with quality.

Having a passion for sharing with the software-craftsmanship community, Antony created and continues to maintain the popular website

In March 2009, he co-founded with Andy Palmer. This successful partnership led to the formation of RiverGlide in June 2009, to make their unique flavour of energy and motivation available to companies that share in their values (transparency, integrity, trust) and benefit from their ability to continuously innovate and deliver.

The British Computer Society has Antony listed as one of the UK’s Top IT/ICT pros and he is frequently referenced in books on agile development, such as Agile Coaching, Agile Testing, Bridging the Communication Gap and more. Further to this, Antony has been published on numerous occasions in Better Software Magazine and is a regular guest-lecturer on Behaviour Driven Development, Test Driven Development and Acceptance Test Driven Development at Oxford University.

As an Agile coach; Antony has substantial experience in helping teams benefit from better testing and write cleaner, well crafted, easy to read and maintain code.

You can follow what Antony has to say on his blog and on twitter

If you would like to talk to Antony about coaching, training or any other way you’d like him to support or contribute to your project team, you can contact him here:



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