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College of Engineering and Applied Science

H.T. Person Homecoming Lectures 2015

2015 H.T. Person Homecoming Lecture

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Friday, Oct 16, 3 pm, CR 129

H.T. Person Mr. Colter Reed

Mr. Colter Reed

Senior Software Engineer at Apple, Inc.

2000 UW Graduate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Check out his blog about personal growth and productivity at


“Debugging Your Life: Applying the same principles that are used to improve the quality of software to improve the quality of your life.”


Good software makes the impossible possible and the easy elegant. It’s fun to use, and you can do things faster, easier, and better.

Then there’s the software that gets in your way, is confusing, and doesn’t do what you want no matter how hard you pound on the keyboard.

Your life is the same. Your decisions, habits, and behaviors can either set you up for incredible success, or create frustration every step of the way. Wouldn’t it be great if you could systematically improve yourself, adding features and fixing bugs until you have built the life you’re dreaming of?

In this dynamic and engaging presentation, you’ll learn:

  • Five principles of software engineering you can use today to start improving your life.
  • The six product specifications you should be working from.
  • The four types of work you engage in, and which one doesn’t make a difference.

Join software engineer and productivity blogger Colter Reed for a discussion of how the same principles that will take an app from good to great can do the same for your life.

Great software isn’t built overnight. Neither is a great life.

A reception will be held in EN 1045 at 4:00 pm

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