As mentioned before, we were speakers at, and community sponsors of the Software Architect 2008 conference (3rd-5th June 2008, London). This is the first dedicated software architecture conference that I've been to and the majority of the other attendees also seemed to have quite a technical background (i.e. developers or hands-on architects), which made for some interesting discussions. The sessions we presented seemed to go down really well and we received some excellent feedback ... thanks very much to everybody that came along.
|Simon Brown presenting "Why Software Projects Fail" at Software Architect 2008 - "I'll be defining what I mean by a hands-on software architect later"||Kevin Seal presenting "Sharing Architectures" at Software Architect 2008 - "this is how much of that software architecture document I remember"|
If there's interest, we'll look at presenting our conference sessions at future London User Groups but, in the meantime, the slides from those sessions are available to download in PDF format : Why Software Projects Fail and Sharing Architectures.
Come along to the next user group meeting (Monday 16th June) to hear about the themes from the conference.
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.