March 16–17, 2015: Training
March 17–19, 2015: Conference
Boston, MA
Mark Richards

Mark Richards
Software Architect, Independent

Website | @markrichardssa

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 in J2EE and other technologies. He has been involved in the software industry since 1983, and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. Mark served as the President of the New England Java Users Group from 1999 thru 2003. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including “Software Architecture Fundamentals” (O’Reilly video), “Enterprise Messaging” (O’Reilly video), and “Java Message Service 2nd Edition” (O’Reilly book). Mark has a masters degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and BEA. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series, and has spoken at over 100 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics.

Sessions

9:00am–5:15pm Monday, 03/16/2015
Training
Location: 312
Mark Richards (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.69, 16 ratings)
Being a software architect is much more than drawing boxes and lines. It's about thinking like an architect and understanding the architectural elements, patterns, and styles necessary to create effective software architectures. This 2-day hands-on architecture training course will provide you with the knowledge and roadmap necessary to become an effective and successful software architect. Read more.
9:00am–5:15pm Tuesday, 03/17/2015
Training
Location: 312
Mark Richards (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.75, 0 ratings)
Being a software architect is much more than drawing boxes and lines. It's about thinking like an architect and understanding the architectural elements, patterns, and styles necessary to create effective software architectures. This 2-day hands-on architecture training course will provide you with the knowledge and roadmap necessary to become an effective and successful software architect. Read more.
3:30pm–5:00pm Wednesday, 03/18/2015
Business Skills
Location: 304
Mark Richards (Independent)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 21 ratings)
In this session I will focus on the some of the more important soft skills of architecture, including working with architecture teams, leadership skills, leveraging checklists, negotiation skills, and facilitation skills. By the end of this session you will learn the necessary soft skill techniques to become a great architect - one that is well respected by your team as well as your peers. Read more.