I wanted to make you aware of a new architect group that is starting up here in the northeast. IASA is the premier association focused on the IT Architecture profession through education, advocacy, events and development of best practices. Microsoft is hosting the first IASA New England Chapter meeting on June 17th at the new Microsoft office in Cambridge, MA.
Below are the details and logistics.
The New England chapter of IASA exists to provide a forum to established, practicing and emerging IT architects in the Boston and surrounding areas, for communication, learning, exchange of ideas, professional support and to contribute to the development of IT architecture as a profession.
On June 17th, we will hold our very first meeting at the Microsoft Offices in Cambridge. Come join your fellow architects for some food, drink, conversation and a very interesting session on the topic of Software Factories.
Can current software engineering paradigms cope with increasing software complexity? Is it even possible to conceive of factory produced software - where software creation is a well defined and repeatable engineering process? Learn from the experts who are at the forefront of new developments.
Our speakers are experts in Software Factories, Patterns and Practices, Model Driven Development and Domain Specific Languages. Most importantly, they are actually applying and testing these approaches in the real world using the Microsoft Factory Initiative which is a natural evolution of the processes, tools and techniques that define software development best practices. Learn about the challenges that must be overcome to realize the Software Factory vision, and why it is so essential for the next leap in software engineering.
5:00pm-6:00pm – Eat Drink and Talk Shop 6:00pm-6:15pm – IASA Overview and Goals of IASA New England 6:15pm-7:30pm – Introduction to Software Factories, John Slaby and Jezz Santos 7:30pm-8:00pm – Discuss our next meeting, suggestion for topics, wrap up
5:00pm-6:00pm – Eat Drink and Talk Shop
6:00pm-6:15pm – IASA Overview and Goals of IASA New England
6:15pm-7:30pm – Introduction to Software Factories, John Slaby and Jezz Santos
7:30pm-8:00pm – Discuss our next meeting, suggestion for topics, wrap up
Software Factories - John Slaby of Raytheon and Jezz Santos of Microsoft
or I’d Rather Build Tools that Write Code than Write Plain Old Code
This presentation will provide an introduction to the Microsoft Software Factories initiative. As we examine the history of software engineering, we see Software Factories as a natural evolution of the processes, tools and techniques that define software development best practices. We will talk about the challenges that must be overcome to realize the Software Factory vision, and the motivations for why we believe this is an essential next step in an increasingly competitive business environment.
June 17th, 2008, 5pm to 8pm
One Memorial Drive
Charles River Conference Room, First Floor
Click here to register
If you have any questions about this event or IASA New England, please contact the chapter officers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
p.s. there is a related Facebook Group for this chapter that you can join by visiting this link: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=26711674592
Apparently they are still working on the homepage for the New England chapter of IASA, but at least the date and agenda for the initial meeting are set (register here). The first meeting is set for June 17th from 5-8 pm at the Microsoft Office in Cambridge.