Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.
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About Nancy Van Schooenderwoert
Nancy Van Schooenderwoert has extensive experience in large scale real-time systems for flight simulation and ship sonars where she held positions in electrical engineering, systems engineering, and software engineering, as well as test design. She brings this systems perspective to her current work in XP Coaching for real-time and embedded systems. Her experience includes software development for safety-critical applications such as factory machine control and medical devices. Having seen the problems fostered by a "Hero" approach to software development she became convinced that a team approach is the best way to build reliable systems efficiently. Her recent work involved leading a team to build embedded software for a scientific instrument. She used Extreme Programming (XP) successfully and is working on a paper to detail the software metrics that were collected over 3 years of this development effort. She is a Founder, Extreme Programmer & Coach at XP Embedded Co., based in Lexington, MA. She is interested in the issues of technical management, especially the dynamics of team empowerment. Other interests include recreational mathematics especially nonperiodic tilings, and inventing games. She will soon be publishing a game based on penrose tilings. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.
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