February 23–26, 2020
Neal Ford

Neal Ford
Meme Wrangler, ThoughtWorks

Website | @neal4d

Neal Ford is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy that thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. Neal focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications. He’s an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), and dozens of video presentations and has spoken at hundreds of developers conferences worldwide on the topics of software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations. Check out his website at Nealford.com. He welcomes feedback and can be reached at nford@thoughtworks.com.

Sessions

9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, February 23 & Monday, February 24
Location: Nassau East
Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Neal Ford highlights solutions and trade-offs to architecture's difficult problems. You'll discover tools and practices to help you choose the proper granularity of components and services, messaging styles in microservices (choreography, orchestration, sagas), and data topics, including microservices caching and data meshes, styles of reuse, and reactive architectures. Read more.
9:00am9:05am Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom
Christopher Guzikowski (O'Reilly Media), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Program chairs Christopher Guzikowski and Neal Ford open the first day of keynotes. Read more.
9:50am10:10am Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom
Rachel Laycock (ThoughtWorks), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
In this ongoing series, Neal Ford interviews highly regarded industry professionals about their career path and their work as an architect. Join us for his discussion with Rachel Laycock. Read more.
9:00am9:05am Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom
Christopher Guzikowski (O'Reilly Media), Neal Ford (ThoughtWorks)
Program chairs Christopher Guzikowski and Neal Ford open the second day of keynotes. Read more.

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