All Software Architecture, All the Time
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA
Seth Dobbs

Seth Dobbs
VP of Engineering, Bounteous

Website | @sethdtech

Seth Dobbs is the vice president of engineering at Bounteous, where he directs the development of ecommerce, web, and mobile applications; digital transformations; and other solutions for numerous clients. This work includes architecting an ecommerce system that grew to be the fourth-largest transactional commerce system on the internet. Seth sets the technology direction at Bounteous and drives the technical skill development by organizing and presenting deep dives into new languages, database platforms, and methodologies. He’s also developed several internal architecture and leadership training courses and blogs. Seth was named Chicago’s best technology manager for 2016 by Tech in Motion. He began his career as a software engineer at Motorola, where he was first exposed to complex architectures and where he designed and implemented a service-based framework enabling data services to be distributed and recoverable across multiple servers. Seth holds a BS in computer science from Illinois Tech.

Sessions

9:00am–12:30pm Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Leadership skills
Location: 210 C/G
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
Average rating: ****.
(4.81, 26 ratings)
Communication is not an optional soft skill for architects—it's essential to our success. We can have the most brilliant ideas, but if we're ineffective in communicating their value or if we can't obtain buy-in from our stakeholders, we won't be successful. Seth Dobbs shares a process for effectively shaping and communicating your solutions to different stakeholders. Read more.
11:00am–11:45am Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Leadership skills
Location: 212
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Seth Dobbs (Bounteous)
Average rating: ****.
(4.73, 15 ratings)
Architects provide guiding principles as part of their architecture to enable decision making for unforeseen details but seldom develop guiding principles as leaders and for interacting with people. Seth Dobbs shares a core set of principles that enable effective interactions with your team and your stakeholders. Read more.