Jeff McWherter at the Gravity Works office

Jeff McWherter


Jeff McWherter is an entrepreneur and software developer who calls Lansing Michigan home. A graduate of Michigan State University, Jeff has spent over 17 years working to better the software development community not only in Michigan but also across the country. Jeff was awarded with the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three years in a row, and Jeff is a three time published author. Jeff is very active in developing programming communities, speaking at conferences and organizing events such as the Lansing Give Camp, pairing developers with non-profit organizations for volunteer projects. Hard work, passion, and selflessness are the characteristics Jeff attributes to his success.

Our Team

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Get to Know Jeff

What inspires you?

The constant pursuit of knowledge. I have to learn new things. From programing to space travel, I love to absorb knowledge.

What is your approach to working with a new client?

It's key to listen. We work with many complex business problems, some are unique and some are problems I've seen before. When working with a new client, it's important to listen—never make assumptions—and work diligently until you reach that “ah-ha” moment when you fully understand the problem and can offer a solution.

Who are your heroes?

My dad and grandfather. Both worked extremely hard to provide for their families. They also bend over backwards to help anyone in need.

Name a hidden talent, or unknown fact about you.

I went to space camp....I can juggle as well.

What are a few of your favorite tools?

Evernote has been my favorite tool for the past few years. It allows me access every note I've taken on any device. There are so many other tools that are part of my management process it's difficult to pick favorites. TeamGantt is a tool we recently started using to visualize timelines from Basecamp.

In the Community

  • Coauthor on Professional Mobile Application Development (Wrox Press), Testing ASP.NET Web Applications (Wrox Press), and Professional Test Driven Development with C# (Wrox Press).

  • Awarded Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2008, 2009, and 2010.

  • Has spoken at CodeMash, DNN World, KalamazooX, and Ignite Lansing.

  • Lansing GiveCamp organizer.