Wikispeed: The Future, as Viewed From Inside a Seattle Storage Unit
Redmond, WA —
SolutionsIQ recently had the great fortune of co-hosting a talk by Joe Justice. He spoke before a special joint meeting of SeaSpin (Seattle, Eastside Area Software Process Improvement Network), the local IEEE Compter Society, and SASQAG (Seattle Area Software Quality Assurance Group) held at our Agile Learning Center in Redmond.
Joe mesmerized the crowd as he described how he and his international, highly collaborative team built a 100 mpg road car in 3 months. He shared how he ported software-team best practices back to their roots to compete for $10 million in the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize. Driven by a desire to optimize automotive performance while minimizing cost and environmental impact, Joe formed WIKISPEED, a small, volunteer-driven team. They are manufacturing a revolutionary gasoline powered, four-seat car with a target price of $17,995. Joe walked us through how they are accomplishing the seemingly impossible and how the application of Agile practices is key to his team's success.
Read more about this special project on TechFlash and in The Agile CEO, a SolutionsIQ blog authored by our CEO, Charlie Rudd.