You are cordially invited to the presentation
"An Entrepreneur's Dream : From Idea to Company"
Mr. Thomas J. McCabe
6:45pm - 7:45pm, November 8 (Tuesday)
Copeland Auditorium, 117, Grimsley Hall
Refreshments will be served at 6:30pm outside 203,
This talk will describe the role of computer scientists as business leaders
and entrepreneurs. It will walk through the process of nurturing a new idea
and then bootstrapping the idea into a successful business. The initial
steps of testing the validly and business appeal of a new idea will be
presented. Bootstrapping from initial idea to successful business venture
will be discussed with both first hand experience and pragmatic advise. The
examples will be of software technology presently taught at many
universities and the speaker will relate his own personal experience
launching a successful company.
-*- -*- -*- About The Speaker -*- -*-
Thomas J. McCabe, founder of McCabe & Associates in Columbia, Maryland, is
internationally known for his development of software metrics and his leadership
in developing methodology and automation that foster the continued improvement
of quality in software development, testing and maintenance. As Founder,
CEO, and Chairman of McCabe & Associates, Inc., Tom grew the company to critical
mass based on its original research and subsequently sold the company. He continued
to remain closely tied to the company, however not in the day-to-day operations.
In 1999 he was appointed to lead the Washington DC chapter of the Chief Executive
Officers (CEO) Club, a group consisting of founders and entrepreneurs. Tom also
actively speaks across the country on software development as well as on
Tom McCabe was the 1998 recipient of the fourth international Stevens Award and
presented the Stevens Lecture on Software Development Methods on March 10th in
Florence, Italy. He also testified before congress in the hearing entitled,
“Year 2000: Biggest Problems and Proposed Solutions” in June of 1998.
CNN Headline News aired a segment featuring Tom McCabe where he was interviewed on
the Year 2000 in 1998.
Tom McCabe’s landmark research appears in “Design Complexity Measurement and
Testing” which was published in 1989 in Communications of the ACM.
Other publications include “Software Complexity” with Arthur Watson,
CrossTalk, 1994; “Combining Comprehension and Testing in Object-Oriented
Development” with Arthur Watson, Object Magazine, 1994; “Testing an
Object-Oriented Application” with Lori Dreyer, Albert Dunn, and Arthur
Watson, The Journal of the Quality Assurance Institute, 1994; “An Engineering
Approach of Software Maintenance” with Eldonna Williamson, CASE Outlook,
1992; Tips on Reengineering Redundant Software” with Eldonna Williamson,
Datamation, 1992; and “Reverse Engineering, Reusability, Redundancy:
The Connection”, American Programmer, 1990.