Engineering the Future of Software
18-19 October 2016: Training
19-21 October 2016: Tutorials & Conference
London, UK
Patrick Kua

Patrick Kua
CTO, N26

Website | @patkua

Patrick Kua is the CTO of mobile bank N26, where he is building the engineering group that will change how retail banking works. Previously, Patrick was a principal technical consultant at ThoughtWorks in London. He is the author of three books: The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads, and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker and blogger. He is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organizations, and technology.

Sessions

10:45–12:15 Thursday, 20/10/2016
Fundamentals
Location: Sandringham Level: Intermediate
Patrick Kua (N26)
Average rating: ****.
(4.23, 13 ratings)
How do you build systems that not only last but can easily be changed over time? Architectural choices made now may solve today's problems but may also constrain how you make changes to solve future, unknown problems. Patrick Kua demonstrates how architects can get the best of both worlds, solving today's problems and enabling future change through evolutionary architecture. Read more.
9:25–9:45 Friday, 21/10/2016
Location: King's Suite
Patrick Kua (N26)
Average rating: ****.
(4.05, 19 ratings)
We often forget that software is built by people, and without considering how the people work together, architectural visions are wasted. Patrick Kua explores why and how architects should care about high-performance teams and looks at ways architects can influence them. Read more.
13:15–14:05 Friday, 21/10/2016
Fundamentals
Location: Buckingham Room Level: Beginner
Patrick Kua (N26)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 6 ratings)
Being a successful architect requires more than just a good understanding of architecture. Patrick Kua explores the breadth of skills and experience an architect should focus on and outlines the balance of traits that makes a well-rounded architect. Read more.