All Software Architecture, All the Time
June 10-13, 2019
San Jose, CA
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock
President, Wirfs-Brock Associates


Rebecca Wirfs-Brock is the president of Wirfs-Brock Associates and an object design pioneer who invented the set of design practices known as responsibility-driven design (RDD)—and by accident started the x-driven design meme. Along the way, she authored two popular object-design books that are still in print and was the design columnist for IEEE Software. You can find her design columns, papers, and writing on her website. In her work, Rebecca helps teams hone their design and architecture skills, manage and reduce technical debt, refactor their code, and address architecture risks. She’s the program director of the Agile Alliance’s Experience Report Initiative and furthers her interest in software patterns by serving on the board of the Hillside Group and writing essays about the relationship between patterns and heuristics, patterns about how to create and manage magic backlogs, sustainable architecture, agile QA, and adaptive systems architectures.


1:30pm–1:55pm Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Location: Grand Ballroom 220
Rebecca Wirfs-Brock (Wirfs-Brock Associates)
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Cultivating and refining personal design heuristics is one way we become better software designers. Whether you're aware of it or not, you use heuristics you acquired through reading, practice, and experience. Rebecca Wirfs-Brock explores how you can grow as a designer by becoming conscious of your heuristics. Read more.