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Alan Shalloway is the founder and CEO of Net Objectives. With 35+ years of experience, Alan is an industry thought leader, trainer and coach in the areas of Lean Software Development, The Lean-Agile Connection and using Design Patterns in agile environments. He is a popular speaker at prestigious conferences worldwide as well as a trainer/coach. He is the primary author of both editions of Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design and is currently co-authoring three other books in the software development area. He is a certified ScrumMaster and has a Masters in Computer Science from M.I.T. Scott Bain is a thirty-year veteran in computer technology, with a background in development, engineering, and design. He has also designed, delivered, and managed training programs for certification and end-user skills, both in traditional classrooms and via distance learning. For the past eight years, Scott has been working for Net Objectives in Puget Sound, teaching courses and consulting on design patterns, refactoring, unit testing, and test-driven development. Along with Net Objectives CEO Alan Shalloway, he has contributed significantly to the integration of design patterns in Agile environments. Scott is a frequent speaker at developer conferences.