London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

The Implications of Architecting a Tactical Solution

Here are the details of the first Coding the Architecture London User Group.

  • Title : The Implications of Architecting a Tactical Solution
  • Summary : The topic for this, the first Coding the Architecture London User Group meeting, is tactical solutions. We've all come across tactical solutions, but what exactly are they and how do you go about architecting them?

    In this session, Simon Brown will present his experiences of architecting tactical solutions, including a look at how to take advantage of the fact that such solutions typically require a fast delivery and have a limited lifespan. Simon will also be talking about what happens when you get it wrong.
  • Date : Tuesday, 4th September 2007
  • Time : 18:30-20:00
  • Location : Skills Matter, 1 Sekforde Street
  • Format : Presentation followed by a breakout for discussion, with further discussion in a local pub (The Crown).

Please sign-up on the Skills Matter website.

About the author

Simon is an independent consultant specializing in software architecture, and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility). He’s also the creator of the C4 software architecture model and the founder of Structurizr, which is a collection of open source and commercial tooling to help software teams visualise, document and explore their software architecture.

You can find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrown ... see simonbrown.je for information about his speaking schedule, videos from past conferences and software architecture training.



Re: London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

Ooo! I'll sign up. How long will the presentation be compared to the discussion? I personally value the interactive part- networking and sharing ideas etc so I hope it will get a decent look in? Tom

Re: London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

After a short introduction, the presentation will be 20-30 minutes, with the same or more for discussion.

For future sessions, I'd ideally like to get a couple of 20 minute presentations followed by 30-40 minutes of discussion. I want to strike a balance between delivering information and discussion. I'm not sure if you noticed, but a handful of people walked out of the pragmatic Java architect sessions when they realised there was no presentation! I think a mix of presentation *and* discussion will work well, but we can always tweak it according to the feedback.

BTW, we will be looking for other presenters and people to lead discussions if you're interested in helping out. :-)

Re: London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

Sounds very sensible... I didn't notice the people walking out. The cads! I wonder if it is because I work for a large company where presentations are regular but informal networking and discussion are less common. Perhaps if you work for a smaller company where the reverse is true you are gagging for a presentation... Can't imagine that though!

Happy to lead a discussion, perhaps we should chat about it face to face. Could present but I would have to think about what...

Tom

Re: London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

The reason some people walked out (I'm fairly sure) is because they didn't feel they could contribute anything to the discussion. This also seems to be the case with the aspiring architects that I've spoken to, so I want to ensure that we cater for the widest audience possible by including a presentation aspect. It should also serve to spark some debate.

That's great, let's talk on the 4th. :-)

Re: London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

Will this still be going ahead with the proposed tube strike tomorrow?

Re: London User Group - Tuesday 4th September 2007

Yes. I wasn't aware of the tube strike; hopefully it won't put too many people off coming along.

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