Architect Factory

After successful events in 2009 and 2010, the Architect Factory 3 will be held at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA on June 9th from 1-8PM. 

This free event helps experienced developers (regardless of technology) learn the skills to transition into a variety of architect roles.

From the Architect Factory site:

Many experienced developers look to become software architects instead of managers as the next step in their careers, but it can be difficult to find opportunities to learn about the skills needed to make the transition. Aspiring architects need a way to learn what to learn to become effective architects. The Architect Factory is designed to fill this need.

The Call for Speakers (see below) is open now, and registration will be opening soon is now open at:

     http://architectfactory.eventbrite.com

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Thanks to event organizer Bryan Tuttle and the team of volunteers for making this possible!

View from NERDCall for Speakers Now Open

This is a volunteer-driven event, and speakers from all technology backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to submit sessions that will help experienced developers to assume roles as architects. 

Sessions should familiarize senior developers with the areas that all architects should understand to succeed.  Some examples:

  • At the EventThe Role of the Architect
  • Principles of Software Design
  • Methodology Comparisons (TOGAF, Zachman)
  • Design Patterns
  • Testing and Validation
  • Establishing Development Practices
  • Model Driven Architecture
  • Service Oriented Architecture
  • Performance
  • Interoperability
  • Patterns for Cloud Computing
  • Refactoring
  • Breakout SessionArchitecting for the User Experience
  • Working with Business Stakeholders and Development Teams

Interested in helping the New England developer community by sharing your perspective and experiences?  Please complete the speaker registration formThank you!

-Chris

[Update 5/10 – Registration now open!]