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Panel Discussion - “Fantastic Failures”

Date of Event: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:15pm to 8:00pm
University of Minnesota, Keller Hall Room 3 -125


For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Regional Area

Please note date & meeting room - Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Meeting Room - Keller Hall 3-125

Please note the free parking process at the U has changed.

Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Meeting Announcement:


November 2nd, 2017
5:30-8:00 p.m. at The University of Minnesota
5:30 start for networking, 6:15 start of meeting.

Keller Hall (EE/CS Building)
Keller Hall Room 3 -125 (Look for signs)

EE/CS Building has been renamed Keller Hall
Minneapolis, MN

A map is available here.


This Month’s Meeting:

Topic: “Fantastic Failures”


Panel Discussion Leader – Alex Dietz - Principal Validation and Electrical Engineer, Osprey Medical.


There are times when we learn more from project failure than from project success.  Tonight our speakers will talk their software project failures. What went right but especially what didn't.  Were there warning signs that were missed?  Were there any warning signs at all?  Find out as we hear about Fantastic Failures.

Panel Members Bios:

Adam Wolf.  Adam Wolf's experiences spans from embedded systems circuit board layout to website development, from a large defense contractor to his own electronics company.  He is currently with Punch Through Design, a wireless design services firm in Mpls.

Anurag Shukla.  Anurag Shukla has spent years in various roles in SW development.  Most recently he is helping Aon, Inc with internal mobile app development strategy. He is a graduate of the UM MSSE program.

Ron McClintic.  Ron McClintic is the Director of Compliance and Quality Assurance at Revation Systems, a secure communications platform for healthcare and finance.  Several years back, Ron served through EngagePoint as the Test Management Leader for the MNSure project.

Program Manager:  

Alex Dietz - Principal Validation and Electrical Engineer, Osprey Medical.

Twin-SPIN Mission Statement:
The Twin-SPIN software process improvement network (SPIN) is a regional organization established in January of 1996 as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement experiences and ideas. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate. Our mission is to help sustain commitment and enhance skills in the area of software process improvement through an active program of networking and mutual support. The organization strives to serve as a source of educational and experiential information for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals.  

Meetings are normally held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 5:45-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC).  See:

2017 Sponsors:

Facility Sponsor

·         University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

$2,000 Sponsors

·         University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

$500 Sponsors

$200 Sponsors

$100 Sponsors

·         Glewwe's Castle Brewery

·         Fissure

Best regards.  Hope to see you on November 2nd

Dick Hedger

Twin-SPIN Meeting Planner


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