All Software Architecture, All the Time
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA
Cat Swetel

Cat Swetel
Engineering Manager, Ticketmaster

Cat Swetel is a technology leader specializing in Lean-inspired, data-informed coaching for technology organizations. She’s passionate about increasing diversity in STEAM as a means of creating possibilities for a more equitable human future based on generative institutions. In her leisure time, Cat enjoys making jokes about Bitcoin, hiking, and reading feminist literature.


4:50pm–5:35pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Secondary topics:  Overview, Theoretical
Cat Swetel (Ticketmaster)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
How can architects collect and make sense of stories from the tactical frontlines to inform long-term technology strategy and vision? Cat Swetel reviews published time span research and works through what the shorter time spans of Agile and CI/CD may mean for software architecture and sociotechnical systems overall. Read more.
11:00am–11:45am Thursday, June 13, 2019
Secondary topics:  Anti-Pattern, Overview, Theoretical
Cat Swetel (Ticketmaster)
Average rating: ****.
(4.14, 7 ratings)
After an expensive failed attempt at a complete rewrite, Ticketmaster is attempting to evolve the monolith that is its core ticketing platform. Cat Swetel isn't talking about best practices for DevOpsing your monolith; she tells the true story of one company’s journey toward a more flexible, adaptable, and easily maintainable architecture using tools like Wardley Maps and real options theory. Read more.