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Organizing committee:
  • Michael Barton, Boston Scientific, symposium chair.
  • Michael John, Starkey Labs, program chair.
  • John Collins, University of Minnesota.



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Keynote Speakers

Gary Kroc

Gary Kroc is the IBM's Director of Global Delivery and Sourcing, responsible for IBM's Americas Group Application Services use, and for growth of strategic off shore I/T development centers. He also manages the commercial Transition, Transformation and off shore Migration Management services based in the US. His Global Delivery site focus is currently on three strategic country sites — India, China & Brazil. He has over 3600 large teams working across 11 country sites world wide.

Mr. Kroc's talk is titled Offshore development past, present and future — Global Development evolution.

Dr. Ginger Levin

Dr. Ginger Levin is a Senior Consultant and educator in project management. Her specialty areas include project management, business development, maturity assessments, metrics, organizational change, program evaluation and auditing, and the Project Management Office. She is also a Lecturer for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in its M.S. in Project Management program and is its Project Management Program Specialist. She is author of numerous books and articles on project management, including Achieving Project Management Success With Virtual Teams.

Dr. Levin's talk is titled Successful Motivational Techniques for Virtual Teams.

Other speakers this year include Björn Stansvik, CEO of MentorMate, Matthew Chadwick of Thoughtworks, David Hussman of SGF Software, and Jamshid Vayghan of IBM Global Services. See the symposium program for details.

Code Freeze 2007
is the second in an annual series of winter symposia on best practices in software engineering and development, organized by the University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center. Each year, we choose a theme, and present a full day of stimulating talks, workshops, tutorials, and other activities. We will do our best to make it practical, relevant, free of hype, and non-commercial.

This year's theme is Global Development.

Thursday, January 11th 2007, 8:30–17:00. Registration and continental breakfast starts at 8:00.
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis Campus, McNamara Alumni Center, at the corner of Oak and Washington
The cost for the full day is $90. This includes parking (if you register early), continental breakfast, coffee breaks, reception, and conference materials. Please sign up early.
Park in the University Avenue Ramp. Parking is free if you register by 8 January.
The Radisson University Hotel is less than a block away.

If you have suggestions for themes, speakers, or activities for future symposia, please contact UMSEC Director .

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