Paul Rayner: EventStorming - Collaborative Modeling for Complex Domains


**** New Meeting Location (with free parking):
Enterprise Coworking Greenwood Village
5500 Greenwood Plaza Blvd
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

5:30pm - Food and Networking

- Beer and water provided by Abbey Overlee of PeerSource (

- Pizza and soda provided by Braden Colip of Apex Systems (

- $5 Starbucks cards to 10 first-timers provided by Janet Moore.

- Room fees covered by Matt Raible of Okta (

6:00pm - Paul Rayner: EventStorming

EventStorming enables a team struggling with understanding and exploring a complex business problem to model that problem collaboratively in hours instead of weeks. In this talk you’ll learn how this technique quickly generates shared understanding and insights into how the software can, and should, support the business capability being explored.

In EventStorming, development team members and business people gather in a room and together they create a visual map of the flow of events - important things that happen - through concrete business examples. They use sticky notes to map out a story of how the software system behaves, or should behave, given a particular business problem to solve. This session will teach you the rules of EventStorming and how it can help your team cultivate shared understanding and be more productive.


Paul Rayner is a developer, instructor, coach and popular conference speaker. He co-founded DDD Denver and is founder and chair of the Explore DDD Conference ( His company Virtual Genius LLC, provides training and coaching for agile teams. Paul is from Perth, Australia, but chooses to live, work and play with his wife and two children, in Denver, Colorado.

7:30pm - Giveaways - JetBrains toolbox license. If you win this door prize, you'll have your choice of an individual subscription to any single JetBrains Toolbox product, including IntelliJ IDEA, WebStorm (for JavaScript), or any other tool found here:

A one month subscription to AgileLearner ( provided by Venkat Subramaniam