Engineering the Future of Software
November 13–14, 2016: Training
November 14–16, 2016: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA

Architecture in organizations and architecting organizations

Jayson DeLancey (HERE Technologies)
4:50pm–5:40pm Wednesday, 11/16/2016
Location: Georgian Level: Beginner
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • An awareness that certain assumptions, mindsets, and cultural attitudes can bias technical architectural decisions


Jayson DeLancey surveys a diverse group of companies in various stages of growth and industries and demonstrates how the organizational characteristics and personalities attracted to certain organizations lend themselves to exhibiting certain organizational behaviors. Looking at reference architectures through this lens provides insights into how the ways that an organization is structured can influence the technical architectures of the systems being created and how they evolve. By surveying projects and architectures including case studies of web, SOA, EDA, mobile, cloud, microservices, and embedded systems, Jayson uncovers the social influences impacting our technical architectures.

Examples include:

  • A small startup working with big traditional publishing houses coming to terms with digital reading devices
  • Scaling feature film animation for a large studio
  • Providing cloud service with an open source value system
  • Hobbyists working on challenging robotics projects for space
  • A large conglomerate at global scale
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Jayson DeLancey

HERE Technologies

Jayson DeLancey is a Senior Developer Evangelist / Advocate with HERE Technologies in Berkeley, CA where he focuses on the application of Location Technologies in software development.

Jayson has been a software engineer for the past 15+ years with development
experience at companies including DreamWorks Animation (Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon), Rackspace (OpenStack), General Electric (Python SDK), and The MathWorks (MATLAB).