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Stories from a Long Career

Date of Event: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 5:30pm
162 Amundson Hall


For the Minneapolis/St. Paul Area

Free parking tickets will be handed out in the meeting.

Meeting Announcement:


October 11th, 2018

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

Amundson Hall room 162 (Next to Keller Hall - Look for signs)
Minneapolis, MN

A map is available here.

This Month’s Meeting:


Stories from a Long Career


After urging from TwinSPIN colleagues in last year’s annual TwinSPIN planning meeting I agreed to organize and present stories from my long career in software engineering. This presentation will include stories about the many software engineering projects and colleagues that I have been involved with including appropriate quotes and lessons learned. I will also briefly discuss career decisions - how many did I not make or just let happen. Audience questions and discussion will be encouraged.

Speaker: Dick Hedger - Adjunct Professor, MSSE

Dick has been involved in software development for over 50 years. He has broad experience in software development, software project management, quality management, and consulting. He spent 31 years at IBM Rochester in management of software development projects including participation on the System 38 and AS/400 Operating System development teams. Areas of expertise include process improvement, the software life cycle, software quality management and concurrent new product development processes. He is a member of the IEEE, ACM, ASQ, TwinSPIN and the Software Engineering Institute.

Since his retirement from IBM he has been the principle of his own consulting firm, Quality Software Technologies, assisting companies in developing core competencies in software development and new product development processes.

Dick is a longtime supporter of the University of Minnesota. He holds BEE and MSEE degrees from the U of M. He has been an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Science in Software Engineering (MSSE) Program since its inception. He has also been a member of the U of M Department of Computer Science and Engineering industry advisory council and lifetime member of the U of M Alumni Society. 

Program Manager: 

Dick Hedger - Adjunct Professor, MSSE

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 5:30-8:00 p.m. Twin-SPIN is a non-profit organization and is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Center for Software Engineering (UMSEC). See

2018 Sponsors:

Facility Sponsor
University of Minnesota, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

$2,000 Sponsors
University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center (UMSEC)

$500 Sponsors

$100 Sponsors

Glewwe's Glewwe's Castle Brewery


Quality Software Technologies

Best regards. Hope to see you on October  

Dick Hedger

Twin-SPIN Meeting Planner


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