Bessel Origin Program
Origin. It is where and how we start
We have developed and validated Origin(TM) - small team, project-based workshops providing critical skills. Our online and in person workshops integrate 5 key pillars:
Human Centered Design
Scrum / Agile project management
Interactive workshops, small-team project-based learning, and experienced mentorship
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Our Origin Team
We share a passion to help people & teams grow and succeed
Chris Danek, PHD, MBA
Chris is an entrepreneur and teacher, experienced at building and leading teams to develop innovative solutions. He's proud to have led the development of two clinically and commercially successful medical technologies. Design thinking and agile development are in his DNA. Chris developed the Bessel Origin program, and refined it over three academic years in the university setting.
Shauna Barker, MBA, CPA
Shauna is the co-founder and CFO of Launch Finance, providing financial services for venture backed startups and VC funds. She has served as CFO at companies of varied sizes, stages, and domains. She has a long track record of success as an advisor and strategic business partner to startup CEOs, and Shauna is a great entrepreneur as well as mentor.
Damian Rouson, PHD
Damian is a noted expert in scientific computing and an experienced educator. He co-authored the textbook Scientific Software Design: The Object-Oriented Way (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and has been contracted to teach related courses at supercomputer centers and universities in the U.S. and Europe. He is the Founder and President of the Sourcery Institute, a California public-benefit nonprofit corporation engaged in research, education, and consulting in computational science, engineering and mathematics .