Ward Cunningham is a Fellow of the Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence practice. He is the Director of Committer Community Development of the Eclipse Foundation, an innovative open source collaboration among large and small commercial interests. Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc., has served as an Architect in Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principal Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward hosts the AgileManifesto.org. He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences which continue to be held all over the world. Ward can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ward Cunningham on Technical Debt
"What's the simplest thing that could possibly work?"