As some of you know I run the local chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA).  The chapter will be holding its 2009 IT Architect Regional Conference (ITARC) on October 12-14, 2009.    

 

Last year the conference was a big success. For this year we have lined up several well-known architects to participate.  Major industry architects already committed to participate this year are:

 

Grady Booch

Chief Scientist, Software Engineering in IBM Research. He is best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh. Also the founder of Rational Software.

 

John Zachman

Chief Executive Officer of Zachman International, and the originator of the Zachman Framework.

 

Angela Yochem

Director, IT Information Architecture, Dell Inc. Formerly Strategic Architecture Management Executive and Senior Vice President, Bank of America

 

Len Bass

Senior Member of the Technical Staff at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University and the Co-author of the best-selling book: Architecture in Practice.

 

Walt Okon

Chief Architect, DoD Information Sharing, Architecture & Interoperability, Networks and Information Integration, Chief Information Officer, Office Of Secretary Of Defense

 

Eric Evans

Author of the book Domain Driven Design and the father of that discipline.

 

In addition we will have quite a few local architects presenting as well.  We are still in the process of setting up the web site byt you can find more information about the conference here.

 

Bill