Steve McConnell is CEO and Chief Software Engineer at Construx
Software where he consults to a broad range of industries, teaches seminars,
and oversees Construx’s software development practices. In 1998, readers of
Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most
influential people in the software industry along with Bill Gates and Linus
Steve is the author of Software Estimation: Demystifying
the Black Art (2006), Code Complete (1993, 2004), Rapid
Development (1996), Software Project Survival Guide (1998), and
Professional Software Development (2004). His books twice won Software
Development magazine's Jolt Excellence award for outstanding software
development book of the year.
Steve has served as Editor in Chief of
IEEE Software magazine, on the Panel of Experts of the SWEBOK project,
and as Chair of the IEEE Computer Society’s Professional Practices Committee.
Steve received a Bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, graduating
Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and earned a Master’s degree in software
engineering from Seattle University.