Guest workshop at HAN University of Applied Sciences

While in The Netherlands for ASAS 2013, I also ran my "effective software architecture sketches" session as a guest workshop for eighty students at the HAN University of Applied Sciences. HAN definitely falls on the more practical side of universities and a number of the lecturers actually work part-time in industry. The benefits of this are huge, with the students being exposed to the latest trends in the software development industry. Student assignments include a blend of modern software development approaches alongside the classics that every software developer should know. After graduation, these students will enter the industry with a better grounding in modern software development practices than a huge percentage of the existing industry. Super-inspiring.

HAN University of Applied Sciences

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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.

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