Steve Tockey
Steve Tockey

About your instructor

Steve Tockey is the Principal Consultant at Construx Software. During more than three and a half decades in the software industry, he has worked as a programmer, analyst, designer and researcher for organizations that include Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, The Boeing Company and Rockwell Collins, Inc.

At Construx, Steve applies his deep experience in object-oriented development, model-based requirements & design, software engineering economics, development process, project management, estimation, and software quality to help a wide variety of clients apply best practices throughout development and maintenance.

Steve has a Master’s of Software Engineering from Seattle University and a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP), and chairs the CSDP Certification Committee of the IEEE Computer Society. Steve has been an adjunct professor in the Master of Software Engineering program at Seattle University, and is the author of Return on Software, a guide for companies that want to maximize the return on their software investment.

Instructor Rating:

 4.7 / 5

Steve’s courses

Software Economics Boot Camp

This course teaches you the essential concepts and techniques that will help you make technical decisions that positively impact the all-important bottom line.

Duration: 10h 22m

More about Steve

  • Home brewing—Steve has brewed beer at home since 1994. Over the years he has brewed most of the major beer styles: Belgian, German, British, and so on. His favorite style is a Belgian Dark Strong ale. He also dabbles in homemade wine and mead.
  • Traveling—Steve enjoys seeing the world and has been to places like China, Egypt, Thailand, India, Malaysia, most of Europe, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, and Australia. The list continues to grow. Steve makes it a point to sample the local food, and on finding something he really likes . . .
  • Cooking—His motto is, “Life is too short for crappy food and crappy beer”. When he is at home, he likes to re-create recipes for his favorite discoveries on the road. He has an eclectic collection of international recipes that can be provided on request.
  • Antique computers—Not all of them, mostly just Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-8s. Steve is the proud owner of a 1972 vintage PDP-8/e, it is actually the very first computer he ever programmed. He also owned a 1967 vintage PDP-8 (aka “Classic 8”) but sold it to another hobbyist who probably would have paid a lot more than Steve asked. If you are interested in ancient computers, and some modern recreations, check out Oscar Vermeulen’s “Obsolescence Guaranteed” site.

The brewmaster sipping a brew