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Technology platforms let us solve cool and wicked problems while standing on the shoulders of others. This meetup is for those Platform Engineers that love to design, discuss, probe and evangelise the platform technologies and scaled approaches that have helped them make a difference.

This meetup will cover a huge breadth of technology, by doers and for doers, so that we may all learn from each other.

We welcome and celebrate all people working in tech, across every race, ethnicity, country of origin, sexual orientation, visible and invisible ability – we only ask that you have a curious and open mind, and a desire to continuously push and learn!

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Trusted Authorities – Exploring the Past to Build our Future

Tuesday 26th October 2021 - 5:00 PM (AEDT)
Session 1:
Title: An Introduction to Hexagonal Architecture
Presenters: Kevin Slamaker
Duration: 30 minutes including 5 minutes for Q&A

The original concept of Hexagonal Architecture was introduced by Alistair Cockburn in 2005, but since then it has evolved on the shoulders of giants including Jeffrey Palermo and everyone's favourite Robert C "Uncle Bob" Martin. But what many people don’t know is how this architecture and those who have been involved with it were fundamental to many of the paradigms and patterns that are still in use today.

The intention of this talk is to give you a brief history of how this architecture came to be, as well as provide an overview of the key concepts incorporated within it. While a lot of this information may already be known to those interested by software architecture, I hope that by re-examining its origins it might just spark a renewed dedication to good clean application architecture in our working lives.


Kevin Slamaker is a Specialist Lead for Deloitte Cloud & Platform Engineering in Brisbane. With 25 years’ experience in software development, spanning Australia wide in a variety of industries, his primary focus has always been on clean application architecture.

Session 2
Title: How to go from technical expert in your company to trusted authority in your industry
Presenter: Petra Zink
30 minutes including 10 minutes for Q&A

Being the best at what you do isn’t enough anymore.
We live in a more competitive and connected world of work where it comes down to being known and recognised as the go-to in our field. At the same time, the world is getting noisier so the question is - how can you stand out without having to be loud?

The answer is simple: become an authority in your field and be known for more than your job title. You want to be known for the impact you can make. Join us to learn how you, as technical expert can become an authority in your industry - the practical way.
Petra Zink is the CEO and founder of 2 companies: impaCCCt and The360Talent.Co

Believing that her “hard work would speak for itself” Petra has learnt that this is not the case. She has learned that being great at what you do is not enough in this more competitive and noisy economy. Petra has taken her experience and background in marketing and recruitment and pivoted to help driven professionals go from expert to authority.

Today, she is a certified Personal Brand & Digital Strategist, official Forbes Coaches Council Member, international speaker, educator at Universities and podcast host. Her mission: To help talented professionals get their message heard, without having to be loud.


Keen to deepen your tech knowledge? Check out our blog channel: https://platform.deloitte.com.au/articles

Interested in exploring career opportunities reach out to https://www.linkedin.com/in/danica-ahlhaus-899b3057/ or https://www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccajmcdonald/

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