How Software is Built: Executive &AQ

How Software is Built: Executive &AQ

on Jan 23, 09 • by Lynn Gayowski • with No Comments

Sean Campbell: Gwyn, why don’t you start with your background and tell us a bit about Klocwork? Gwyn Fisher: Sure. I’m the Chief Technology Officer at Klocwork. I’ve been with Klocwork for a couple of years now, and as a consultant, actually, working with them for several years before that. Klocwork was founded...

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Sean Campbell: Gwyn, why don’t you start with your background and tell us a bit about Klocwork?

Gwyn Fisher: Sure. I’m the Chief Technology Officer at Klocwork. I’ve been with Klocwork for a couple of years now, and as a consultant, actually, working with them for several years before that.

Klocwork was founded in 2001 as a spinoff from Nortel Networks. The Nortel research group that created our basic technology was centered on the head of the CASE department at ISPRAS, part of the Russian Academy of Sciences and affiliated with the Moscow State University, who was very interested in the notion of very large scale software architecture, model discovery, efficiencies and inefficiencies in incredibly large source code bases.

As it happened, Nortel had a specific business problem that they were trying to deal with that required massive re-engineering on one of their switch operating systems, and so as part of the existing partnership between Nortel and ISPRAS, he was funded to help solve this problem. Following the spin-off and creation of our company, he and most of the team relocated to North America, where many of them continue today to be the kernel of the ever-expanding domestic product development group within Klocwork.

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