Engineering the Future of Software
29–31 Oct 2018: Tutorials & Conference
31 Oct–1 Nov 2018: Training
London, UK

Schedule: Leadership skills sessions

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13:1514:05 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Anti-Pattern, Case Study
Fahran Wallace (OpenCredo)
Your Brain on Software Development is a whimsical talk that explores the intersection of Programming, Architecture and Psychology, through the medium of funny-in-retrospect memories, borrowed war stories, and attempts to avoid people swearing at my design choices 5 years later. Read more.
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15:5016:40 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Advanced
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Maggie Carroll (Ausley.us)
Software Architects and Enterprise Architects work with a variety of roles. Often the deep technical work is performed by other application architects or solutions architects. This talk focuses on skills and actionable techniques I found useful when creating a new architecture function and leading other architects in developing a system of systems. Read more.
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16:5017:40 Monday, 29 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
Bulama Yusuf (Intellectual Apps)
As people with strong technical backgrounds, we know how to get most out of the tools & devices we use. Well, getting the most out of these will not guarantee best results on a team. Tools and devices are necessary but getting the best out of your team is what really guarantees the best results. This talk will explore proven ways to communicate and connect with a team as a software architect. Read more.
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13:1514:05 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: King's Suite - Balmoral Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Communicating (about) architecture to non-IT and business stakeholders is a valuable skill for architects. After all, many architectural-relevant decisions are made by others, so they need to be informed with clear, honest, intelligible and helpful information / advice. This presentation will show theory and many practical tips on eight different facets of visual communication of architecture. Read more.
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14:1515:05 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Buckingham Room - Palace Suite Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Hands-on
Mlungisi Duma (First National Bank)
Software Development Teams in the Banking Sector in South Africa are made of a number of technical and non-technical experts. The challenge with these teams is trying to lead them to adapt to a new architecture. Reasons are either the audience does not understand the proposed architecture, or they feel they don’t have a sense of control or participation within the proposed solution. Read more.
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15:5016:40 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Case Study, Overview
Michael Van Kleeck (Mozilla)
How can Mozilla evolve our products and capabilities to serve the global, human-driven Internet of the future? We are guided by our mission and supported by the capabilities of our staff and community. In this session, we will dive into how Mozilla uses our version of Enterprise Architecture to wisely explore, evaluate, and pivot to and from future opportunities. Read more.
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16:5017:40 Tuesday, 30 October 2018
Location: Park Suite (St. James / Regents) Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Theoretical
Rotem Hermon (SAP)
We, developers and architects, are a major force influencing software, technology, and the world it creates. If we really want to create a better world, we need to open our eyes to the link between ethics and software. In this session we'll discuss technology, sense of self, politics, truth, and try to understand what we can do about it. Read more.
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9:0012:30 Wednesday, 31 October 2018
Location: Blenheim Room - Palace Suite Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Seth Dobbs (HS2 Solutions)
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.This session will discuss a process on how to effectively shape and communicate your solutions to different stakeholders. Read more.