Michael Feathers Kevin P. Taylor
Feathers has a passion for helping teams surmount problems in large legacy code bases and connecting with what makes developing software fun and enriching. He also guides organizations through challenging organizational overhauls in order to maximize the effectiveness of their web-based software teams.
"As Obtiva’s Chief Scientist, I will serve as a catalyst for change — disrupting the status quo, revealing new ways to improve old systems, and helping bring about needed organizational changes," Feathers said.
He developed CPPUnit, an open source C++ port of the JUnit testing framework; is a regular speaker at software conferences around the world; and has chaired the Codefest event at three Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages and Applications (OOPSLA) conferences.