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Date: September 27, 2005
Topic: Fifty Years of Software Development -- Lessons from the Ancients
Speaker: Gerald M. Weinberg


Software development is always changing, but immersed in those changes, we may fail to see that not everything changes. Perhaps what hasn't changed in fifty years is worth our attention.

In this presentation, Jerry will tell some stories from his half-century in this software business and draw lessons about what is going on at present­what's important and what's ephemeral

There is a review of his presentation at the following web site

About the Speaker

Gerald M. Weinberg (Jerry) is the author and co-author of numerous articles and books, including The Psychology of Computer Programming and an Introduction to General Systems Thinking. His books on leadership include Becoming a Technical Leader, The Secrets of Consulting, More Secrets of Consulting, and the four-volume Quality Software Management series.

His books cover all phases of the software life-cycle, including Exploring Requirements, Rethinking Systems Analysis and Design, The Handbook of Walkthroughs, Inspections, and Technical Reviews, and General Principles of System Design.

Jerry is a host of the AYE Conference (Amplifying Your Effectiveness) and winner of the Warnier Prize, the Stevens Award, and a charter member of the Computing Hall of Fame.

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