The software industry is in a deep crisis. Projects suffer from low quality; schedule slips and cost overrun are common. But this is hardly ordained, since there are plenty of examples of projects done on schedule, on budget, on quality in a repeatable manner. The key for solving the crisis is to practice software development as an engineering discipline, just like it is done in mechanical or electrical engineering. That is exactly the responsibility of the modern software architect, which must address software systems from an engineering standpoint, applying age-old engineering practices to software development. Armed with that crucial observation Juval will share his perspective on what is the key set of skills required of the architect, the role architects have to plan in order for the project to succeed, what it implies both to companies and to individual architects, and how should architects navigate and manage their own career path and personal growth.
About Juval Lowy
Juval Löwy is the founder of IDesign and a master software architect specializing in system and project design. Juval has mentored hundreds of architects across the globe, sharing his insights, techniques, and breakthroughs, in architecture, project design, development process, and technology. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley and had participated in the Microsoft internal strategic design reviews for C#, WCF and related technologies. Juval is a frequent speaker at the major international software development conferences. Juval published several bestsellers, and his latest book is the forthcoming 4th edition of Programming WCF Services (O'Reilly 2014). Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of modern software development and architecture. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top experts and industry leaders.
This event is bought to you by Learning Connexions and organised by the London Java Community & the Software Architect Mentorship Group. As a treat all attendees will recieve 10% off Juval's iDesign training classes in London.
UPDATE: Hope you're all looking forward to this evenings event, I have added a breakdown of the schedule for tonight below: (note: there's no need to print tickets as we will have a list of all who have registered)
18:30 - 19:00: Registration/ Networking
19:00 - 19:15: Lightning talk about the 'Meet a Mentor Initiative' presented by Aaron Rea
19:15 - 19:25: Lightning talk about 'Software Architect Mentorship' presented by Andrew Bird
19:25 - 20:30: Main talk- The Architect presented by Juval Lowy
20:30 - 21:00: Q&A with Juval Lowy
21:00: end of event
If you have any issues with attendance or are having trouble finding the location, please feel free to call/text me and I will do my best to help- Amaad - 07707707810