Engineering the Future of Software
16–18 October, 2017: Conference & Tutorials
18–19 October, 2017: Training
London, UK

From developer to architect

The O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference builds skills by focusing on technical breadth as well as depth. Understanding the tradeoffs, technology options, and engineering practices is critical because the long-term success of many companies balances on the effectiveness and versatility of the software architecture teams that design, implement, and deploy it.

The call for speakers is open

We’re looking for speakers to share new techniques and approaches, proven best practices, and exceptional technical skills with the engineers, developers, tech leads, and managers who bridge business and technology. Tell us about the tools you use and why, and the effect they’ve had on your work. What are your strategies for meeting your company’s business goals, developing leadership skills, and making the conceptual jump from software developer to architect?

We’re interested in topics like evolutionary architecture, including microservices and continuous delivery. We’re seeking sessions that explore how the the role of architect has broadened in recent years, encompassing new disciplines like DevOps. Architecture and the architect’s role continue to evolve, and we want your help documenting that journey.

See our call for proposals information page for more details on the topics we are interested in, plus tips for presenting a great proposal.

Important dates:

  • Call for Participation closes on 2 May 2017
  • All proposers notified by June 2017
  • Registration opens in June 2017


The conference will take place at the Hilton London Metropole in vibrant Central London, where some of Europe’s best theater, shopping, dining, and nightlife is just a short tube ride away.

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