Engineering the Future of Software
Feb 25–26, 2018: Training
Feb 26–28, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
New York, NY

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 engineering 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 technical topics like application architecture, microservices architecture, event-driven architecture, and evolutionary architectures. We also look for sessions that cover the intersection of business concerns and architecture, enterprise architecture in the 21st century, and how architecture interacts with the rest of the organization, including Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and security. We're seeking sessions that explore how the the role of architect has broadened in recent years, encompassing new disciplines like DevOps, Microservices, and Serverless. 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 crafting a great proposal.

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Important dates

  • Call for Participation closes on September 12, 2017
  • All proposers notified by October 2017
  • Registration opens in October 2017

Three things that set this conference apart

Depth: Because the whole conference is about software architecture, sessions can go in-depth into complex subject areas. We have traditional 50-minutes sessions, but we also feature 90-minute sessions to allow for deeper dives.

Breadth: The conference covers all aspects of software architecture, including often neglected topics such as how to sell your ideas, manage teams, choose technologies wisely, and a host of other soft skills vital to your success as a software architect.

Networking: Do you lack peers in software architecture? Attendees at this conference love to network. From informal topic tables at lunch to Architectural Katas, a good-natured team competition event, you'll find plenty of opportunities to bounce ideas off fellow architects or just commiserate.

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