Gehringer Provides Object-Oriented Design Training Onsite for Tekelec Employees
Richard Laurent, Sr. Engineer with Tekelec, explains, "We were historically a "C" programming shop, and OOD was not being used extensively."Tekelec felt the move to OOD offered a number of competitive advantages, but realized their employees would need help with the transition. As the prime interface with NC State, Laurent was asked to explore solutions. Enter Dr. Ed Gehringer, associate professor of computer science at NC State and an OOD expert with more than 18 years experience delivering OOD software classes.
Gehringer and company representatives collaborated on the course content to create a 11-week OOD class which was conducted at Tekelec's
Approximately 75 Tekelec employees participated in one or more of the sessions, with attendance ranging from 20–50 per session, depending on the topic. Laurent adds, "Response from participants has been very positive."
According to Gehringer, industry interest in OOD has grown significantly in the past few years, evidenced by the enrollment of more Engineering Online students than classroom students in his masters level OOD course. Local companies interested in setting up an object-oriented design course for their employees are encouraged to contact Gehringer directly.
Tekelec is a leading developer of now and next-generation signaling and switching telecommunications solutions, business intelligence tools and value-added applications. Tekelec's innovative solutions are widely deployed in traditional and next-generation wireline and wireless networks and contact centers worldwide. Corporate headquarters are located in
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