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developerWorks Interviews: IEEE Software Magazine's Hakan Erdogmus

A chat with the editor-in-chief of the premier software magazine


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Scott Laningham (, Podcast Editor, IBM developerWorks

05 Dec 2007

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Hakan Erdogmus, editor-in-chief of IEEE Software Magazine, talks about the mandate of the magazine, how it differs from other software publications, and why it is valuable for today's software engineer. He talks about how the content and the audience have evolved, and touches on some trends he sees in regard to essential skills for software engineers.

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About the guest

Hakan Erdogmus

Hakan Erdogmus is a senior research officer at the National Research Council in Ottawa, Canada. He joined NRC's Institute for Information Technology in 1995, and since then has been a member of the Software Engineering Group. He's also an adjunct professor in the University of Calgary's computer science department, where he teaches graduate courses. His current research interests center on software economics, process measurement, and the evaluation of software development practices. He has previously worked on formal verification of concurrent programs and architectural formalisms. He coedited "Advances in Software Engineering and Value-Based Software Engineering," both published by Springer. He is the 2003 recipient of the Eugene L. Grant Award in Engineering Economy from the American Society for Engineering Education. He obtained his doctorate in telecommunications engineering from Université du Québec's Institut national de la recherche scientifique. He holds a master's degree in computer science from McGill University and a bachelor's degree in computer engineering from Boğaziçi University, Istanbul. He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and the ACM.

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Scott Laningham

Scott Laningham, host of developerWorks podcasts, was previously editor of developerWorks newsletters. Prior to IBM, he was an award-winning reporter and director for news programming featured on Public Radio International, a freelance writer for the American Communications Foundation and CBS Radio, and a songwriter/musician.

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