Rick Mugridge is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He specializes in Agile software development, extreme programming, test-driven development, and related software engineering techniques. Mugridge is one of the world's leading developers of Fit fixtures.
Ward Cunningham is widely respected for his contributions to the practices of object-oriented development, Extreme Programming, and software agility. Co-founder of Cunningham & Cunningham, Inc., he has served as director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as principal engineer at the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. He led the creation of Fit, and is responsible for innovations ranging from the CRC design method to WikiWikiWeb.