Ward Cunningham

Chief Inventor

Ward Cunningham is the Chief Inventor at AboutUs.org, a growth company hosting the communities formed by organizations and their constituents. Ward co-founded the consultancy, Cunningham and Cunningham, Inc., has served as a Director of the Eclipse Foundation, an Architect in Microsoft's Patterns & Practices Group, the Director of R&D at Wyatt Software and as Principle Engineer in the Tektronix Computer Research Laboratory. Ward is well known for his contributions to the developing practice of object-oriented programming, the variation called Extreme Programming, and the communities supported by his WikiWikiWeb. Ward host the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. He is a founder of the Hillside Group and there created the Pattern Languages of Programs conferences, which continue to be held all over the world.