This page lists the people currently involved in the project, and provides some background information, especially with respect to their involvement in the project. The ordering is alphabetical.
Joseph (Joe) Bergin is professor of computer science at Pace University in New York City. His career has been spent almost entirely teaching small classes in a traditional university environment, though he now uses technology extensively in all his courses. He also teaches some hybrid courses that meet a few times and carry on extensively in cyberspace using simple communication tools. Unlike Jutta, he has had no formal training in teaching itself. Thirty years of trial and (much) error has been the necessary crucible.
Jutta Eckstein is an independent trainer and consultant in Munich, Germany. She has developed object-oriented software since 1990 and since 1991 she has been designing and teaching OT courses in industry. Having completed a course of teacher training and led many 'train the trainer' programs in industry, her main focus is on techniques, which help teach OT.
Mary Lynn Manns has been on the faculty of the University of North Carolina at Asheville since 1981. During that time, she has taught a variety of courses including object technology. She is one of the founding members of the pedagogical patterns project. Her other pattern interests include "Introducing Patterns into Organizations".
Helen Sharp was one of those responsible for designing and developing a masters level distance education course in object technology for software professionals. The course was first presented in November 1994 and takes on average over 400 students a year. She has chaired and tutored the presentation of the course for two years. Through the course she is investigating how experienced software developers can best be supported while they make the shift from the traditional to the object-oriented approach.
Markus Voelter is an independent senior consultant, developer and trainer in Germany, where he works on Enterprise Infrastructures and Object Technology. His main interests are in the areas of Patterns and Frameworks. Markus has written several patterns (see homepage), among them the Seminars pattern language (together with Astrid Fricke).
Eugene is an associate professor of computer science at the University of Northern Iowa. He has long been an organizer of the elementary patterns community, which is focused on helping CS educators and students talk about novice programs more effectively. His interests in teaching better led him naturally to the documentation and dissemination of pedagogical patterns.