Greetings. Steve McConnell, author of Code Complete (voted the single most influential book every programmer should read at stackoverflow.com), Rapid Development, Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, and other titles and the CEO of Construx Software, will be speaking in Bellevue, Washington, on November 19. His talk is titled “Secrets of world-class software organizations.” The talk is free and is being presented by IEEE/Computer Society Seattle.

Here are the details:

Thursday, November 19, 2009
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm (Networking)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm (Presentation with question and answer period)

Bellevue College
Building N – Room 201
3000 Landerholm Circle SE, N201
Bellevue, Washington 98007

There is no cost to attend however an RSVP is requested by noon, November 18, 2009 to mike.becker@ieee.org with “confirm 11/19″ in the email subject line to help us manage the facility usage. The event is open to the general public.

About the talk
Construx consultants work with literally hundreds of software organizations each year.  Among these organizations a few stand out as being truly world class.  They are exceptional in their ability to meet their software development goals and exceptional in the contribution they make to their companies’ overall business success.  Do world class software organizations operate differently than average organizations?  In Construx’s experience, the answer is a resounding “YES”.  In this talk, award-winning author Steve McConnell reveals the technical, management, business, and cultural secrets that make a software organization world class.