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 2022-2023:

Date Program Manager Topic Speaker Location
Oct 13 Megan Graham Future of Software Engineering 2 Prof. Mats Heimdahl Online
Nov 3 Dick Hedger Reconceiving High Maturity Bill Curtis, PhD, CISQ Online
Dec 8 Larry Green A Sustainable Selenium Test Automation Framework (SSTAF) Larry Green Joint Meeting with TCQA
Jan 5 Anthony Harder Towards Taming the Resource and Data Heterogeneity in Federated Learning Prof. Ali Anwar Online
Feb 2 Paul Stachour Autonomous Vehicles and Software Safety Engineering Prof. Philip Koopman Online
Mar 2 Jesse Freese Leading Process Improvement to Inspire Change and
Pastor Lacey Hart Online
Apr 6 Alex Dietz The State of AI/ML Regulatory Oversight Steve Gompertz Online
May 4 Megan Graham The Cost of Poor Software Quality in the US Professor Herb Krasner - U of Texas, Austin - Retired Online
Jun 1 Dick Hedger Planning