Engineering the Future of Software
April 10–11, 2016: Training
April 11–13, 2016: Conference
New York, NY

Software Architecture 2016 onsite information

We're looking forward to a great Software Architecture in New York. Below is information to help you get the most out of your time at the conference.

Conference Location

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY, 10019
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Registration / Check-in Hours

Stop by Registration to pick up your badge and other materials. Registration is located in NY Hilton Midtown, 2nd floor, Promenade area.

  • Sunday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Monday: 7:30am - 5:30pm
  • Tuesday: 7:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm

Mobile App

Want Software Architecture info to go? Download our mobile event app packed with the schedule and all the essential up to date conference information.

Use your Check in QR Code at Registration

You'll receive your "Software Architecture Check-in Code" email the day before the event. This email contains your check in QR code that you can scan to check in at the conference, either from your smartphone or a printout.

Your badge and conference trip report

Badges at Software Architecture contain a passive RFID chip to enhance your experience. In Your Account after the conference you can view your trip report which includes the sessions you actually attended, favorited sessions that you missed, other highly rated sessions, and the videos of those sessions if they're available. No personal information is stored in the RFID badge, only an ID number. For more details or to opt out, visit the Customer Service desk at Registration after you pick up your badge. Read more.

Speaker Lounge Hours

If you are speaking at Software Architecture, please check-in and pick up your badge at the Speaker Lounge, located in NY Hilton Midtown, 2nd floor, Gibson.

  • Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:45pm
  • Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:45pm

Sponsor Pavilion Hours

Stop by the Sponsor Pavilion in the Grand Ballroom Foyer of the NY Hilton Midtown to check out the sponsors and exhibitors displaying the latest in web performance and operations related tools and technologies.

Monday, April 11

  • 5:00pm - 6:30pm (Opening Reception)

Tuesday, April 12

  • 10:00am - 5:45pm
  • 5:45am - 6:45pm (Sponsor Pavilion Reception)

Wednesday, April 13

  • 10:00am - 10:45am

Training and Tutorial Preparation—Save the WiFi!

If you're attending a training course or tutorial, please review the instructions for each session and take action on the requirements before you arrive. Some training courses and tutorials require software downloads, installations, and other "homework." Instructions can be found on the detail page for each training or tutorial.


Network with Software Architecture speakers, sponsors, and other attendees! See the events planned at Software Architecture in New York; including Ignite, the Sponsor Pavilion Reception and more.

Online Attendee Directory

The Online Attendee Directory is now open. See who else will be at Software Architecture this year, set up your personal profile, message other attendees, and manage your contacts. You will need to make sure you are opted-in to the Attendee Directory to begin using it.

Set Up Your Personal Schedule

Create your own Software Architecture agenda using the personal scheduler function. Mark the presentations and events you want to attend by clicking on the calendar icon next to each listing on the website. You can then access it by clicking on the "personal schedule" link in the Schedule View page. You can also use the Event App to build your daily schedule.

Wireless Internet Access

Wireless Internet will be available throughout the conference area. The SSID is SACon and the password is oreillysacon. Keep in mind that you're sharing the network with your fellow Software Architecture attendees, so please refrain from downloading large files while on the conference network. In addition, please do not use personal Mi-Fis or Hotspots as they interrupt our network signal. If you need assistance getting online, please visit the customer service desk in Registration or send a message to @oreillysacon.

Live Streaming

We'll be live streaming all of the keynote presentations on the video page. All presentations that are live streamed will also be available for viewing on the O'Reilly Media Software Architecture Ideas site after the conference. Be sure to share the link with those who could not attend this year.

Video Recordings

All tutorials, sessions, and keynotes at Software Architecture are being recorded. This video compilation will be available for purchase about three weeks after the conference ends. Please note: If you have a Platinum or Gold Pass, the video compilation is already included with your pass. There is no need to purchase it separately.

Speaker Slides

We'll be posting speaker slides as we get them; however keep in mind not all speakers choose to make their slides available for download.

Lunchtime Birds of a Feather Sessions + Office Hours

During lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday, you'll have the chance to connect with some of the speakers during their Office Hours or participate in a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session with like-minded people. Show ScheduleHide Schedule

Tuesday, April 12

12:15pm – 1:15pm

  • Mike Amundsen (API Academy, CA Technologies)
  • Markus Eisele (Red Hat) & Josh Long (Pivotal)
  • Ted Malaska (Cloudera)
  • Cassandra Shum & Maria Gomez (ThoughtWorks)

Wednesday, April 13

12:15pm – 1:15pm

  • Tyler McMullen (Fastly)
  • Brent Miller (New Relic)
  • Sam Newman (ThoughtWorks)
  • Steve Pember (ThirdChannel)

Stop by the O'Reilly Booth – Author Book Signing Schedule

Author book signings will be held in the O'Reilly booth on Monday and Tuesday. This is a great opportunity for you to meet O’Reilly authors and to get a free copy of their book. Complimentary copies will be provided for the first 25 attendees. Limit one free book per attendee. Show ScheduleHide Schedule

Monday, April 11



Tuesday, April 12




  • Mike Amundsen / Matt McLarty – Microservice Architecture



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Stay Connected

Rate and Comment on Sessions

Have a question or comment for a speaker? Post them in the "Add New Comment" field found at the bottom of any session detail page. Please keep in mind that your comments will be public.

You can also rate and comment on the sessions you attend in the Event App. Just click the set of stars on the session description page to submit your rating and click the "Share your feedback" link at the bottom of the page to tell us what you thought.

Nursing Room

If you need a private, nearby space for pumping or breastfeeding while you're onsite at the conference, please visit the Customer Service desk in the conference registration area for information and access.

Code of Conduct

All participants must follow our Code of Conduct, the core of which is this: an O'Reilly conference should be a safe and productive environment for everyone. We invite you to help us make Software Architecture a place that is welcoming and respectful to all participants. Read more.

To report Code of Conduct violations or for more information, please:

  • visit the Customer Service desk in the Conference Registration area
  • or call 617-499-7500
  • or email

Questions / Feedback

If you have a question about Software Architecture or feedback you want to share, let us know:

  • Message us on Twitter @oreillysacon
  • Stop by our customer service desk in Registration in the Hilton New York Midtown 2nd Floor Foyer
  • Send us an email at

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