Software Executive Summit Details Announced; Early Registration Incentive

  1. Posted on June 2, 2008 12:10:PM by Steve McConnell to 10x Software Development
  2. software executives, Management, Software Executive Summit, events

I am pleased to officially announce the details of the 2008 Software Executive Summit, to be held October 27-29, 2008 in Seattle, Washington.

The Summit provides a rare opportunity for top software executives to compare software development challenges and solutions in a small-group-discussion format. Their discussions are punctuated by thought-provoking keynote addresses by Martin Fowler, Ken Schwaber, Steve McConnell, and others.

For the past three years, 99.5% of Summit attendees said they would attend again within two years, and 100% said they would recommend the event to others.  See more comments...

"Speakers were world class. I kept saying to myself, 'Wow ... this is something I need to bring back and teach my team.'"
--Bob Cymbalski, Director, Engineering, Motricity    See more comments

Early Registration Incentive

Attendees who register by June 15 will receive 2007 Summit pricing of $3000 (goes up to $3495 after June 15) plus a credit of $2000 toward Construx's public seminars. Space is limited, so Register Now!

"Terrific conference. Great networking event. Being able to meet and learn from all the other software execs is a great opportunity. I've really enjoyed the conference. It's one of the few that I reserve a year in advance." -- Peter Scott, VP of Engineering, GeoMagic    See more comments

Who Should Attend

At past Summits, 95% of participants have held titles of VP, CTO, Director, or higher. All participants have multi-project responsibility for software development at the organization or enterprise level.


Here are more details on the keynote talks this year:

  • Steve McConnell, author of Software Estimation and Code Complete, “Secrets of World Class Software Organizations”
  • Martin Fowler, author of Refactoring and Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture, “Cultivating Great Architects and Designers”
  • Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, “Scaling Scrum”
  • Travis McElfresh, VP Technology, “Driving Employee Satisfaction, Morale, and Productivity at”
  • Matt Peloquin, CTO, Construx Software, “Technical Lessons from the Software Wild”
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"Construx continues to provide a unique, relevant opportunity to interact as a peer group. Absolutely best conference, hands down." -- David Spokane, Director, Software Engineering Office, EMC    See more comments

Discussion Topics

Here is a preliminary list of topics for the Summit's small group discussions.

  • Upgrading Your SDLC
  • Successful Leadership in Software Development
  • Managing Global Development
  • Guru Management: Special Issues in Managing Technical Personnel
  • Lessons Learned in Agile Development
  • Navigating the Planning Cycle
  • Driving Improved Technical Practices
  • Improving Productivity
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"The Summit is the only conference of its kind. It is a unique blend of presentations and small group discussions with high caliber attendees. Many tools, ideas, and useful practices were discussed at a rapid pace. Every software exec should attend every year."  --John Colton, VP Engineering, Application Security, Inc.    See more comments

For more details on the Summit, see the Summit home page or register now!

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Steve McConnell

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 Torvalds.

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.
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