I've now been around for 40 years (on Monday). The Software Systems and Processes Group has been around for about 14 years (depending on how you count). This is the first in what I hope will be a series of "mid-life crisis" seminars, looking back over the achievements of the people who made this group their own and talking about where it might all be going. Expect a mixture of nostalgia and hubris, as befits such an occasion. I will bring cakes.