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Professional Biography 

Steve McConnell is CEO at Construx Software where he writes books and articles, teaches classes, and oversees Construx’s software engineering practices.

Steve is the author of Code Complete (1993, 2004) and Rapid Development (1996), both winners of Software Development magazine's Jolt award for outstanding software development books of their years. In 1998, he published Software Project Survival Guide, in 2004 he published Professional Software Development (2004), and in 2006 he published Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art. Steve blogs on professional topics at 10x Software Development.

Steve has worked in the software industry since 1984 and has worked with hundreds of companies to help them improve their software development productivity and quality.

Steve also served as Editor in Chief of IEEE Software from 1998-2002 and is a member of IEEE Computer Society and ACM

Steve earned a master's degree in software engineering from Seattle University and a bachelor's degree from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

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