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Welcome to SeaSpin

Free and open to all the Software Development community, our group is comprised of local practitioners, students, academics, and leaders in IT and Software Development. We meet monthly and invite you to join us!

For more information on SeaSPIN, contact Patrick McMonagle or chime in on our LinkedIn group!

April 3rd: How to Engineer Software

Presented by Steve Tockey

Software can be engineered. Software should be engineered. But true engineering—in the sense of how it is practiced in civil engineering, chemical engineering, industrial engineering, etc.—of software requires more than just claiming “software engineer” as a job title. This presentation:

  • Defines what software engineering should really mean and shows why software needs to be developed this way
  • Presents the true nature of code—what lines of code actually mean—and draws out vital implications from that
  • Explains how the common difficulties experienced on mainstream software projects are avoided when this true engineering approach is applied

This presentation is based on a soon-to-be-published book of the same name.

Steve Tockey

Steve Tockey is the Principal Consultant at Construx Software. He has been employed in the software industry since 1977, and has worked as a programmer, analyst, designer, researcher, consultant, and adjunct professor. During his career, which has included stints at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The Boeing Company, and Rockwell Collins, Inc., Steve has obtained an in-depth knowledge of software engineering practices, including project management, estimation, quality techniques, object-oriented development and distributed object computing. Steve has a Master's of Software Engineering from Seattle University as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is an IEEE Computer Society Certified Software Development Professional.

Steve is the author of Return on Software, a book designed to help software professionals maximize the return on their software investment.

To contact Steve, send email to steve.tockey@construx.com or call him at (425) 636.0100.

Meeting Location and Schedule

5:30-6:00 pm: Networking and food supplied by our generous sponsor, Construx Software
6:05-6:15 pm: Business meeting
6:15-7:45 pm: Feature presentation

The meeting will be hosted by:

Construx Software Builders, Inc.
10900 NE 8th Street, Suite 1350
Bellevue, WA. 98004

For driving directions please see the map at the left.

Parking hint: Park in the basement garage of the Hyatt and take a ticket - it is free if you leave after 8:00 pm  The Hyatt is 3 blocks West of the meeting location.  Other parking options include street parking, the Construx building parking (paid) and the Bellevue Library.

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