Rational expert: Terry Quatrani
One of the original experts hired by Rational Software to support Object-Oriented activities; instrumental in building OO knowledge both internally and externally.
As the UML (Unified Modeling Language) evangelist at IBM Corporation, Terry Quatrani travels the world preaching the visual modeling gospel according to UML creators Grady Booch, Jim Rumbaugh, and Ivar Jacobsen. A popular presenter, she also leads sessions and workshops at the annual IBM Rational User Conference.
Terry has written three best selling books on using UML: Visual Modeling with Rational Rose and UML, Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2000 and UML, and Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 and UML. In addition, she co-authored Visual Modeling with Rational Software Architect and UML with Jim Palistrant and Succeeding with the Booch and OMT Methods with Michael Chonoles.
Terry’s work as a UML evangelist dates back to her early days at Rational Software, before the company was acquired by IBM. Prior to that, at General Electric (GE), she was a founding member of the GE Advanced Concepts Center as well as a programmer and analyst. She started her professional career as an eighth grade Math teacher in Pennsauken, NJ.
Terry holds a BS in mathematics from St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.