Grady Booch, an internationally known computer science software developer who is listed as one of the original authors of Unified Modeling Language (UML), will speak at Gonzaga University’s College Hall (formerly the Administration Building) Room 101 at 5 p.m., Thursday, April 17.
Booch’s lecture at College Hall (formerly the Administration Building) is being sponsored by Gonzaga’s Hogan Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and is free and open to the public. Booch will then visit with area computer science students at 3 p.m., Friday, April 18 in the Foley Teleconference Center. Students from other universities are encouraged to attend either event.
Booch is recognized internationally for his innovative work on software architecture, collaborative development environments, and software engineering. A renowned visionary, he has devoted his life’s work to improving the art and science of software development. He served as chief scientist of Rational Software Corporation since its founding in 1981 and through its acquisition by IBM in 2003. He is now part of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, serving as chief scientist for software engineering. There he continues his work on the “Handbook of Software Architecture,” and mentors and leads various software engineering projects that are beyond the constraints of immediate product horizons.
Booch continues to engage with customers working on real problems and is working to build deep relationships with academia and other research organizations worldwide. He also was one of the original developers of several of Rational’s products. Booch has served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software-intensive systems around the world in just about every domain imaginable.
He is the author of six best-selling books, including the “UML Users Guide” and the seminal “Object-Oriented Analysis with Applications.” He writes a regular column on architecture for “IEEE Software.” Booch has published several hundred articles on software engineering, including papers published in the early 1980s that originated the term and practice of object-oriented design (OOD), plus papers published in the early years of this century that originated the term and practice of collaborative development environments (CDE).
For more information about Booch, visit his Web site or contact Jilliene McKinstry at Gonzaga’s Transmission & Distribution Program in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, (509) 323-5701 or via e-mail.