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Photos from my QCon London 2012 tutorial

Are you a software architect?

I ran a tutorial at the QCon London 2012 conference last week where we focussed on the software architecture role. Throughout the day I asked the audience a number of questions, the answers to which I summarised on the flipchart at the front. Here are the questions and answers...

Is software architecture important?

Photo from QCon London 2012

What does the software architecture role include?

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Should software architects code?

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What soft skills are needed to undertake the software architecture role?

Photo from QCon London 2012

Who might be interested in your software?

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What pitfalls are there for people new to the software architecture role?

Photo from QCon London 2012

Interesting that the software architecture role we discuss is so different from what you typically find in many organisations, huh? :-)

Thanks to everybody who came along!

About the author

Simon is an independent software development consultant specialising in software architecture; specifically technical leadership, communication and lightweight, pragmatic approaches to software architecture. He is the author of two books about software architecture; Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility) and The Art of Visualising Software Architecture (a guide to communicating software architecture with sketches, diagrams and the C4 model). Simon lives in Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) and regularly speaks to audiences around the world. You can find Simon on Twitter at @simonbrown.

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