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?

Photo from QCon London 2012

Should software architects code?

Photo from QCon London 2012

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 lives in Jersey (the largest of the Channel Islands) and works as an independent consultant, helping teams to build better software. His client list spans over 20 countries and includes organisations ranging from small technology startups through to global household names. Simon is an award-winning speaker and the author of Software Architecture for Developers - a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership and the balance with agility. He still codes too. You can tweet Simon at @simonbrown.




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