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Kent Beck, Three Rivers Institute


Kent Beck is widely recognized as the father of eXtreme Programming and JUnit. He is the Founder and Director of Three Rivers Institute (TRI).

His career has combined the practice of software development with reflection, innovation, and communication. His contributions to software development include patterns for software, the rediscovery of test-first programming, the xUnit family of developer testing tools, and Extreme Programming.

He currently divides his time between writing, programming, and coaching. Beck is the author/co-author of Extreme Programming Explained: Embrace Change 2nd Edition, Contributing to Eclipse, Test-Driven Development: By Example, Planning Extreme Programming, The Smalltalk Best Practice Patterns, and the JUnit Pocket Guide.

He received his B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Oregon.


Attended conferences

JAOO 1999
JAOO 2000
JAOO 2003
QConSF 2008