NAWCWD honors 15 new software development grads

NAWCWD honors 15 new software development gradsPictured: Stephen Farmer, left, technical director for the Software and Mission Systems Integration Department at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, joins graduates and instructors of the Personal Software Process Fundamentals course following a ceremony at China Lake on Jan. 19. — U.S. Navy photo by Paul Kakert

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By STACIE LAWRENCE

NAWCWD Public Affairs

Fifteen Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division engineers were honored Jan. 19 with a graduation ceremony at the China Lake Museum of Armament and Technology. The event celebrated their completion of the Personal Software Process Fundamentals course.

“If you get a chance to go peruse this museum, you’ll see a bit of the things NAWCWD has gone through,” said Stephen Farmer, technical director for the Software and Mission Systems Integration Department and graduation guest speaker.

“You’re part of the building blocks for the success that our country has had because of this place. It’s important to get you focused on doing your job the best that you can and focused on a structure, a format and a rigor in order to provide products for the warfighter.

“It takes time and effort on your part, so I thank you for doing that.”

The fast-paced, introductory course teaches software engineers the principals, concepts and benefits of PSP, a process-based approach to software development.

Through assigned reading, class lectures, laboratory sessions and assignments, students increase their ability to measure and analyze their personal software processes as well as manage and reduce defects.

Upon completion, students can continue their development by taking PSP Advanced to help prepare them for the PSP Developer Certification Exam.

The January graduates were Jaylin Brown, Christopher Carberry, John Hudock, Diana Ignacio, Daniel Klein, Adrienne Lam, Matthew Poast, Irvin Rabanales, Roberto Ramos, Alex Resendiz, Arthur Sherman, Nghia Tran, Tyler Underwood, Stephane Valladier and Cameron Williams.

Story First Published: 2018-02-09