Giveaway: Software Architecture Conference – Boston

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I know too many developers who consider coding their only responsibility.  Sure, it's the bulk of what we do and how we cut our teeth, but if you aren't aware of the business side of the industry, you're missing out on a lot of why's and how's.  Why you have to use a tool you don't think is optimal, how some technical decisions were come to, etc.  In short: there are many more variables to a complete project than the var declarations in your source.

O'Reilly is hosting a Software Architecture Conference in Boston from March 16-19, 2015:

Fast-paced and practical, the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference provides the training that veteran and aspiring software architects, engineers, and senior developers need to stay current with emerging technologies, hone their leadership skills, and support the success of their businesses.

If you're a software architect, aspiring software architect, software engineer, or developer, the O'Reilly Software Architecture Conference will give you a solid foundation in the skills you need to succeed.

The Giveaway

Much like Velocity and Fluent conferences of the past, I'm happy to give away one pass to this awesome event.  Want to throw your name in the hat?  In a comment below, post one topic you'd hope to learn about at the conference.  Since the conference is right around the corner, enter ASAP for this week's drawing!  Good luck!

20% Off: AFF20!

If you want to claim your spot at the conference now, you can do so and even get 20% off the conference fee by clicking here and using code AFF20.  The conference should be enlightening to developers, project managers, and businessmen alike.  Have fun!

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Discussion

  1. Jeremy

    Interested in scaling emerging technologies in the enterprise space.

  2. Steve

    I think the key at this conference is going to be any of the topics that focus on dealing with the ever changing eco-system. Over the past 15 years in enterprise web apps the focus has been on Internet Explorer… the days where that is the “given” are over and one now has to expect a diverse end user base where standards are the best coat tail to ride.

  3. Looks like a great conference. I would mostly be interested in building and maintaining micro services. Especially because everything (especially legacy) where I work now tends to be built in this very dependent monolithic way. As much as I would learn to love anything that helps better my skills a programming and building software, I would really like to learn more about the business side of technology. If only even to be able to better communicate to the higher ups.

  4. danny

    Message oriented architecture. I work at an IoT startup. Message queues and websockets sound like they solve A LOT of the shortcomings of traditional CRUD apps, but is a major departure from business as usual

  5. Interested in architectural solutions for delivering structured content blocks via different devices, platforms, and channels.

  6. Dirk

    Would love to learn more about how to do Service oriented architecture properly! Surely (micro)services is something to be touched upon in this conference :)

  7. I recently moved from a large tech company to a much smaller vehicle engineering company. Our platform team is small (4 engineers), and we are constantly deciding between “build vs. buy” for our many solutions. Since I’m new to this situation, I’d love to learn about making technical decisions based on financial and team-size limitations.

  8. I’d like to learn more about architecture on a large team with hard deadlines. How do you keep code quality high while still shipping on time? I know that Agile is kind of against hard-deadlines, but in the real world that isn’t how it always works, so it’d be nice to learn more about dealing with that. Thanks for the chance!

  9. Ram

    I’d like to learn about MicroServices

  10. Ron

    Another vote for MicroServices!

  11. Sanil

    Thanks for giving an opportunity with the giveaway. I would like to learn more about how to be an effective architect.

  12. Thanks for letting me enter the giveaway. I would like to learn more about micro services architecture and how can docker help it. Also would like to learn more about good architecture modeling and patterns.

  13. Joel Sutherland

    I’m excited to learn more about architecting for large data sets for data science applications.

  14. abhishek

    Learn about big data and websockets

  15. krishna

    Interested in learning about reference architecture for cloud!

  16. Emerging API business models.

  17. Garris

    … And also, how are developers integrating with Docker.

  18. Would love to learn more about MicroArchitecture!

  19. Gerson Mejia

    One more vote for Microservices :)

  20. using service workers

  21. Fundamentals and core theory. As networking in order to develop goto peers for questions etc.

  22. I’d like to know more about how to really get the knowledge of coding to the average masses.

  23. Lukas

    I would like to learn more about microservices, but the talks about soft skills and ‘how to talk to non engineers’ are also very interesting

  24. Kevin Zita

    I’m hoping to intern at a company this summer and have one year of school left. It would be an awesome learning experience and supplement to an internship.

  25. Microservices ofcourse !

  26. Steve

    Just realized that this conference starts next week! – @DavidWalsh – who won?

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