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OpenWest

On 13 July 2017, I had the opportunity to speak at OpenWest in Salt Lake City, Utah on An Architecture for Autonomy.

An Architecture for Autonomy
In the 5 years that I have worked as an architect at Pluralsight, we have grown from one team of 4 engineers to over a dozen teams totaling more than 100 smart, professional software craftsmen. During this time, we have also acquired more than half a dozen companies and disassembled a single monolith 40+ bounded contexts with hundreds of independent microservices. Come to this talk to learn how we integrated .NET, PHP, Python, NodeJS, Ruby, Elixer, Scala and soon Go into a single, functional product offering. Come to this talk to learn how we have embraced team autonomy to create an architecture that allowed us to deliver more than 60 new user experiences over the last year.

Info about the conference can be found here.
An updated version of the slides for An Architecture for Autonomy can be found here.

Desert Code Camp 2017.1

On 14 October 2017, I had the opportunity to speak at the Desert Code Camp in Phoenix, Arizona. I gave the following two talks:

An Architecture for Autonomy
In the 5 years that I have worked as an architect at Pluralsight, we have grown from one team of 4 engineers to over a dozen teams totaling more than 100 smart, professional software craftsmen. During this time, we have also acquired more than half a dozen companies and disassembled a single monolith 40+ bounded contexts with hundreds of independent microservices. Come to this talk to learn how we integrated .NET, PHP, Python, NodeJS, Ruby, Elixer, Scala and soon Go into a single, functional product offering. Come to this talk to learn how we have embraced team autonomy to create an architecture that allowed us to deliver more than 60 new user experiences over the last year.

What is Lean?
When we talk about any tool, technique or practice that we like, we can fall into the trap of thinking that “Everything good is X” and “X is every…

FL PyCon

On 7 October 2017, I had the opportunity to give the morning keynote at the inaugural Florida PyCon in Orlando. I choose to speak about Professional Software Craftsmanship.

Professional Software Craftsmanship
As our profession grows and matures, it becomes more and more important for us to develop a sense of what it means to be a software professional. Analogies to existing professions are easily drawn. Precision and analytical problem solving are essential. So are we engineers? Creativity and willingness to try things we’ve never done are core to success. So are we artists? We are a new breed of professional that draws on but is unique from what has come before.

Info about the conference can be found here.
Slides for the talk can be found here.