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

Architectural Katas

6:45pm–8:45pm Tuesday, 11/15/2016
Location: Grand Ballroom
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 4 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • General experience writing code and working on a few projects

Description

As Fred Brooks points out, “How do we get great designers? Great designers design, of course.” So how do we get great architects? Without the chance to try things, how can we improve as architects?

Architectural Katas are proven exercises designed to maximize the architectural effort, minimize the unnecessary overhead, and complete all the critical elements that any architectural exercise should include: changing requirements, a customer, project constraints, a deadline, peers, and a review process. Your moderator will lead a hands-on workshop where, in small groups, you’ll answer an RFP, cook up an architecture, and present it for review. It’s the quickest way to experiment without risking your job. No prior experience as an architect is required. In fact, having no experience might even be more beneficial—you’ll have no preexisting ideas about how it “should” be done. Best of all, participants will have a chance to win $100.