STEVE MCCONNELL is best known as the author of Code Complete, a software industry classic that is often described as the best-reviewed, best-selling software development book of all time. Steve’s books have sold more than 1 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His most recent book is More Effective Agile: A Roadmap for Software Leaders.
Steve is a leading expert in software measurement, software engineering practices, and author of Software Estimation: Demystifying the Black Art, which won Amazon’s computer and internet book of the year award in 2006.
Along with top scientists from Johns Hopkins, MIT, and Harvard, Steve is currently contributing to the CDC’s “Ensemble” forecast model, which tracks and analyzes the progression of Covid-19 at the state and national levels in the United States. His forecasts, identified as CovidComplete in the CDC’s forecasting system, have consistently been among the most accurate of the models contributing to the Ensemble model.
Steve has been recognized as one of the world’s leading software development experts for more than two decades. In 1998, readers of Software Development magazine named Steve one of the three most influential people in the software industry, along with Bill Gates and Linus Torvalds. In 2019, the Forbes Technology Council named his book, Code Complete, “the single best cornerstone book on good software development.” Steve has been quoted in The Economist, The New York Times, The Guardian, and other major publications.
Steve is the founder and CEO of Construx Software, a software consulting and training firm based in Bellevue, Washington. He has worked with hundreds of software leaders in organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to garage start-ups. Steve hosts the Software Leadership Summit annually, where top software VP’s, Directors, and CxO’s meet for workshops, discussion groups, and special keynotes to stay abreast of the best ways to run software organizations. Steve practices what he preaches, and as a result Construx has been recognized as the best small company to work for in Washington state numerous times.