The Twin Cities Software Process Improvement Network (TwinSPIN) is a regional organization serving as a forum for the free and open exchange of software process improvement ideas and experiences. We fulfill our mission of skills enhancement and sustained commitment in the area of software process improvement through an interactive program of knowledge sharing, networking and mutual support. 

TwinSPIN strives to serve as a community of practice for its members, other SPIN organizations, and the general community of software professionals. From 1996 through today, qualified practitioners in the field have shared their knowledge and expertise via interactive and engaging workshops and presentations. 

Join us!  We meet on the first Thursday of each month, 5:30-8:30pm, from September through May. Representatives from industry, government, academia, other professional organizations, and consultants are welcome to participate.

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Contact us:  Dick Hedger -

Related links:
American Society for Quality
Software Engineering Institute of Carnegie Melon University
Twin Cities Quality Assurance Assn (TCQAA)


Schedule of Events for 2020-2021:

Date Program Manager Topic Speaker Location
Nov. 5, 2020 Anthony Harder Learning-Based Components of Safety-Critical Systems Sanjai Rayadurgam Online
Dec. 10, 2020 Larry Green Joint Meeting with TCQAA TBA Online
Jan. 7, 2021 Anthony Harder State of Software Engineering in Minnesota Mats Heimdahl Online
Feb. 4, 2021 Jim Plasek AI - Machine Learning Rebecca Bilbro, Ph.D. Online
March 4, 2021 Jesse Freese Hacker Paradise Lori Tillery Online
April 1, 2021 Alex Dietz Panel: Projects That Fail OR Public Health Prediction Methodology TBA Panel OR Dr. Michael Osterholm Online
May 6, 2021 Anthony Harder No Meeting No Meeting Online
June 3, 2021 Dick Hedger Planning Meeting   Online