February 23–26, 2020
Mark Richards

Mark Richards
Independent Consultant, Self-employed

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Mark Richards is an experienced hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems. He’s been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark is the founder of Developertoarchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect. He’s the author of numerous O’Reilly technical books and videos, including several books on microservices, the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series, Enterprise Messaging video series, Java Message Service, second edition, and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know. Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun Microsystems, The Open Group, and Oracle. He’s spoken at hundreds of conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.

Sessions

9:00am - 5:00pm Sunday, February 23 & Monday, February 24
Location: Concourse G
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 3 ratings)
CNN recently rated software architect the number one job in America. Yet no clear path exists for moving from developer to architect. Mark Richards blends lecture and hands-on real-world group exercises to explore the many aspects of software architecture. You'll learn various integration styles (and when to use them) as well as patterns to fit various business needs and requirements. Read more.
9:45am10:05am Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 12 ratings)
Mark Richards challenges some of the tried-and-true axioms in software architecture and shows you how to manage the ever-changing state of software architecture. Read more.
10:45am12:15pm Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Grand Ballroom West
Secondary topics:  Best Practice
Mark Richards (Self-employed)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 7 ratings)
Mark Richards outlines patterns for migrating monolithic and service-oriented architectures to microservices. Read more.

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