David Starr
David StarrFounder
David Starr is a professional software craftsman committed to improving dignity, collaboration, and technical excellence in software development. He has served in numerous capacities and contexts as an early and consistent advocate for agile software development.

He has successfully led product development initiatives and organizational transitions in numerous positions including Chief Software Craftsman at Scrum.org, Sr. Program Manager for Visual Studio at Microsoft, Chief Software Architect, Director of Product Development, Pluralsight Author, independent consultant, and trainer.

David speaks at various international conferences and is a frequent guest on various podcasts. He is the author of various articles throughout the technology industry, and the founder of the blogging community ElegantCode.com. He is a 5 time Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio ALM.

Meet Elegant Code Solutions

We help software development  organizations improve the value they produce.

Founded by David Starr in 2007, Elegant Code Solutions is a boutique agency specializing in training, coaching, and improving software organizations’ ability to deliver valuable software. Elegant Code Solutions implements the values and principles expressed in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. We are committed to ongoing Kaizen (a mindset of Continuous Improvement), and professionalism in all we do.

We maintain collaborative professional relationships throughout the technology industry, so if we aren’t equipped to help you with your specific needs, we are happy to connect you with trusted industry leaders who are the best in the business.

Our favorite fortune ever


  • Committed to helping you deliver more value with agility and technical excellence
  • Extensive experience implementing, integrating, and customizing Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio Online
  • Dynamic learning experiences without “talking head” teachers
  • A proven record of success working with small, medium, and larger companies
  • Real world experience fostering agility in government, regulated environments, and Fortune 100 companies