Computer Society to Produce Webinars for Lockheed Martin
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., 10 Sept, 2008 — The IEEE Computer Society, the world’s leading organization of computing professionals, has signed an agreement to produce 10 webinars for Lockheed Martin Corp. The hour-long webinars will feature Computer Society members with acknowledged expertise in key technology areas.
Besides providing Lockheed Martin software and systems engineers with an effective tool for learning about new technology developments, the webinars are expected to prompt employee discussions about implementing those new developments at Lockheed Martin.
“Since the Computer Society and Lockheed are both committed to advancing the knowledge, practice, and skills of engineering professionals, this alliance made sense,” said Dick Price, the Computer Society’s director of sales and marketing. “This work underscores our magazines’ value to the community – the best minds sharing their expertise and insights for the benefit of the profession.”
The Computer Society and Lockheed Martin are in the final stages of identifying the 10 topics that the webinars will cover. Software architecture ranked highest in a survey of topics that Lockheed Martin employees are interested in learning about. Also popular are model-driven development, agile versus lean development, architecture truths, systems and software integration and testing, test-driven development, requirements-led engineering, and software patterns. Additionally, usability and security and traditional versus avant-garde software development sparked some interest.
Lockheed Martin will review the webinar content and have exclusive use of the webinars for six months, after which they will be shared with IEEE Computer Society members, if appropriate. Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 140,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2007 sales of $41.9 billion.
About the Computer Society
With nearly 85,000 members, the IEEE Computer Society is the world’s leading organization of computing professionals. Founded in 1946, and the largest of the 39 societies of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Computer Society is dedicated to advancing the theory and application of computer and information-processing technology, and is known globally for its computing standards activities.
The Computer Society serves the information and career-development needs of today’s computing researchers and practitioners with technical journals, magazines, conferences, books, conference publications, and online courses. Its Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP) program for mid-career professionals and Certified Software Development Associate (CSDA) credential for recent college graduates confirm the skill and knowledge of those working in the field. The CS Digital Library (CSDL) is an excellent research tool, containing more than 250,000 articles from 1,600 conference proceedings and 26 CS periodicals going back to 1988.