Rebecca is best known as an object design pioneer and the design geek who invented the set of design practices known as Responsibility-Driven Design (RDD). By accident she started the xDriven Design meme (think TDD, BDD, DDD…). She's president of Wirfs-Brock Associates and Program Director of the Agile Alliance's Experience Report Initiative. She also serves on the Hillside Board (patterns community) and the Hillside Europe Advisory Board. In her work, Rebecca helps teams hone their design and architecture skills, manage and reduce technical debt, refactor their code, and address architecture risks. She authored two popular object design books that are still in print and was the design columnist for IEEE Software. She has written patterns for creating and managing magic backlogs, sustainable architecture, agile QA, and adaptive systems architectures as well as essays on the relationship between patterns and heuristics. You can find her design columns, papers, and writing on her website (www/wirfs-brock.com). She's keen on learning and sharing design heuristics and getting others to do the same.