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 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 for information about his speaking schedule, videos from past conferences and software architecture training.

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