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

Schedule: Business solutions sessions

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1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, February 26, 2018
Location: Mercury Ballroom Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Case Study, Hands-on
Tom Hofte (Xebia), Marco van der Linden (Xebia)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
A public API is a new type of service that extends the business model beyond traditional boundaries. Tom Hofte and Marco van der Linden walk you through designing a resource model for a public API. You'll then work in teams to design an API for a fictional case study. Read more.
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10:45am–12:15pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Location: Mercury Ballroom Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Ben Evans (jClarity)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Confused about what a blockchain is? Think you might have a need for one but are confused by all the hype (and the vendors bearing solutions)? Want to understand how blockchain can be useful to your systems and processes? Join Ben Evans to learn the basic technology underlying the blockchain, explore real use cases, and find out how to avoid antipatterns. Read more.
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1:15pm–2:05pm Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Location: Sutton North Level: Non-technical
Secondary topics:  Overview
Sonya Natanzon (Genomic Health)
Average rating: **...
(2.50, 2 ratings)
Healthcare is a broad and complex field that can overwhelm the most seasoned architect. Sonya Natanzon identifies the guideposts that help you navigate the complexity and focus on the most important aspects of healthcare solutions. Read more.
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10:45am–12:15pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom West Level: Advanced
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Stephen Pember (ThirdChannel)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 1 rating)
Event storage offers many practical benefits to distributed systems providing complete state changes over time, but there are a number of challenges when building an event store mechanism. Stephen Pember explores some of the problems you may encounter and shares real-world patterns for working with event storage. Read more.
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10:45am–12:15pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location: Beekman Parlor Level: Beginner
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Case Study
James Siddle (Skyhook Consulting Ltd)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Software architecture can be beautiful, but business and engineering reality is often inconvenient and messy. James Siddle explains how living product roadmaps help you deal with reality without compromising your architecture vision. You’ll learn Agile roadmapping techniques and how to engage with stakeholders to move toward your architecture goals while avoiding wasteful endeavors. Read more.
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1:15pm–2:05pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location: Sutton North Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Overview
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 6 ratings)
Traditional management approaches tend to focus on narrow measures of performance. Within engineering organizations, this can lead to incentives around the wrong practices and priorities. Coaching models refocus the management of engineers around professional growth in a way that can create a virtuous cycle. James Thompson explains how to build a technical coaching program in your organization. Read more.
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4:50pm–5:40pm Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Location: Grand Ballroom West Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Best Practice, Framework-focused
Marty Brodbeck (Shutterstock)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
In an effort to consolidate and modernize the company’s technology stack, Shutterstock recently embarked on a technology overhaul, which also led to organizational and cultural change. Marty Brodbeck shares some of the decisions Shutterstock made and the challenges it faced during this huge transformation, along with key principles that drove and guided the shift. Read more.