Roger Tessier (Retired)

Long-time computer industry systems engineer, instructor, team leader, project manager, software architect, consultant, manager, project manager, executive, software developer, yada yada, now retired, but still looking up to see what's coming down.


I'm Roger Tessier. I was in the computer industry from June of 1967, when I joined IBM Canada fresh out of university, to December 31, 2016, when I finally retired. Approximately 20 years of my career were at IBM, but I also worked at

I'm working on a rambling narrative of my professional history here.

Currently, my main online activity is through Google Photos. There, for example, I post a daily shot of our backyard, like this and this. If I do this for another 20 years or so, I'm thinking it provide a valuable record of the effects of climate change.

I'm also on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, but I'm not very active in any of these places.

For the final decade or so of my career, I developed and maintained a cool piece of software for two international companies that implement the Team Syntegrity methodology for their clients. Of all the software I worked on, this was probably the most satisfying, because it's used every day by powerful teams doing wonderful work. Most other things I worked on either failed outright or quickly evaporated, even though some of it was pretty good, if I do say so myself, me what shouldn't.

Most importantly, I collaborated in the making of a scientist and teacher, in whom I am well pleased.