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About

Jeff McWherter is a seasoned business leader and tenacious problem solver with over years in the tech industry. He has a deep understanding of the business landscape with a keen ability to navigate complex challenges with creativity and agility. From local startup to Fortune 500, he has worked with a wide client range, always adapting to the unique needs and challenges of each project. He has developed a deep understanding of the trends and technologies shaping the future of business, and is constantly seeking out new ideas and insights to stay ahead of the curve. Jeff is a three time published author and avid speaker at technical conferences across the world. A Michigan State University graduate, Jeff has also been instrumental in improving the software development community in Michigan and beyond. He founded Gravity Works Design & Development during the 2009 recession, which has since grown into one of the country's leading digital agencies with over 25 employees. Jeff has led more than a decade of consistent, managed growth and numerous creative accolades, including Addy, W3, Vega, Davey, and PACE awards.

Jeff believes strong relationships are the foundation of any successful business venture, and is committed to fostering those connections both inside and outside the office. As a father and active community member, Jeff knows success isn't just about achieving your own goals: it's about helping others reach theirs. Whether leading a project, volunteering locally, or cheering on his daughters, Jeff is always looking to make a positive impact in the world around him.

Jeff's commitment to helping others achieve their goals is a testament to his leadership, fresh perspectives, and innovative solutions. Join the conversation, and get information about speaking engagements and projects.

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Projects delivered over years, assisting organizations in achieving their strategic objectives

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Jobs created in Lansing, helping individuals achieve their career goals

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Conference talks over years empowering individuals to attain their career objectives

Publications

Professional Test Driven Development with C#

Testing ASP.NET Web Applications

As Microsoft's key Web technology for creating dynamic, data-driven Web sites and Web applications, ASP.NET is incredibly popular. This is the first book to combine several testing topics and make them specific to ASP.NET. The author duo of Microsoft MVPs covers both the test-driven development approach and the specifics of automated user interface testing; performance, load, and stress testing; accessibility testing; and security testing.

Professional Test Driven Development with C#

Professional Test Driven Development with C#

Test-driven development (TDD) practice helps developers recognize a well-designed application, and encourages writing a test before writing the functionality that needs to be implemented. This hands-on guide provides invaluable insight for creating successful test-driven development processes. With source code and examples featured in both C# and .NET, the book walks you through the TDD methodology and shows how it is applied to a real-world application. You’ll witness the application built from scratch and details each step that is involved in the development, as well as any problems that were encountered and the solutions that were applied.

Professional Mobile Application Development

Professional Mobile Application Development

Creating applications for the myriad versions and varieties of mobile phone platforms on the market can be daunting to even the most seasoned developer. This authoritative guide is written in such as way that it takes your existing skills and experience and uses that background as a solid foundation for developing applications that cross over between platforms, thereby freeing you from having to learn a new platform from scratch each time. Concise explanations walk you through the tools and patterns for developing for all the mobile platforms while detailed steps walk you through setting up your development environment for each platform.


Talks

Panels and Podcasts

DrupalCon 2024: Artificial Intelligence Panel

The Bill Wagner-Code Mash

Dev Link: Mobile Panel

M3 Conference: Windows 8 Development Panel

Lansing IT Council: Lansing Entrepreneurs

Mobile Mondays: Mobile Panel

Lansing IT Council: Mobile Panel

Selected Projects

  • U2
  • 800-DryClean
  • PBS Books
  • Indiana High School Athletic Association
  • Minnesota State High School League
  • Michigan High School Athletic Association
  • WKAR
  • Molly Maid
  • Mr. Handyman
  • MSU Innovation Center
  • Northeastern State University
  • CATA
  • The Ride
  • SMART
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • State of Michigan (michigan.gov)
  • University of California Irvine
  • Michigan Farm Bureau
  • Fremont Insurance
  • AF Group
  • Hagerty Insurance
  • Guardian Glass

Contact

Time for us to get to know each other. I would love to hear what you have to say and how we can help each other.

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