James O. Coplien, Gertrud&Cope
Jim Coplien has been a software professional for more than thirty years and is currently Software Architecture and Agile Constultant at Gertrud&Cope in Denmark. He is author of pioneering software design books including /Advanced C++/, /Multiparadigm Design/, and /Organizational Patterns of Agile Software Development/.>
His work established the foundations of modern C++ software design and the patterns that underlie effective software development organizations. His work on Organization Patterns, together with Neil Harrison, has been acknowledged by the founders of both XP and Scrum as a major inspiration behind those approaches to software development. He is a founding member and Member Emeritus of the Hillside Group, that group that launched the software pattern discipline. When he grows up, he wants to be an anthropologist.