The Austin Software Process Improvement Network(A-SPIN) was founded in 1993, based on the SPIN model established at Carnegie Mellon's Software Engineering Institute(SEI). A-SPIN provides an open forum for discussion of software process topics. Our presentations span across maturity models, practical software practices, measurement, project management, achitecture, ITIL, software tools and techniques, career management, team techniques, quality methods, and more. We encourage inputs from large commercial enterprises, government agencies, medium and small companies, academics and students, emerging start-ups - product development, internal IT organizations, and software customers.
We seek the spectrum of software practitioners - programmers, architects, web designers, project managers, managers, analysts, QA, database experts, engineers, security practitioners, managers, and usability experts.
We are always looking for volunteers and speakers to support the needs of the monthly meeting, as well as developing other events. Our meetings have included presentations from local experts, book authors, and other industry leaders.
The organization is all-volunteer and meetings are free and open to the public. If you are looking for a place to contribute, we have lots of opportunities.