Good architects Practice,Practice,Practice. A whole day architecting a system. Interview, Design, Validate. 30 people 6 teams, one objective... to become better at our craft. Java, .Net python....who cares... all welcome, just leave your ego's at the door.
Summary of event
The purpose is to allow software architects to practice their craft. This is where you will make mistakes so please leave your egos at the door.
Attendees will be broken into teams to form fictitious software companies tendering their solutions to client requests. I would suggest to work in separate teams to collogues or friends as this often distracts or gives an unfair advantage.
From all the attendees we will choose a real scenario to ensure the domain knowledge is correct.
The chosen attendee will be the customer who has a need for a software solution to assist in its growth.You, as part of your team must work together to produce a solution, which fits their needs both now and into the future.
You will have the opportunity to interview the companies product owner and deliver your solution at the end of the day. You will be judged by myself and the other teams who will validate your solution against the needs of the customer
10:00 Introductions. Form the teams. 10:30 Interview Product Owner 11:00 Order food and start your challenge 15:00 Presentations 16:00 Review the Day 17:00 Close (May be a little late here)
Bring your laptop You will probably work on one team members machine, but bring your own just in case You will need to be able to present fro the laptop
So consider an application to present with I would suggest powerpoint but you can use paper if you wish, then photograph it and uploaded Need to have a connection for VGA. HD, Display port or DVI (I have adapters) Templates you have previously used (for your team to consider) A UK power supply Money This is a free event. However, food and some drinks are not free. Bring money (preferably cash) for food, we will put into a collective pot and have food and refreshment delivered at lunchtime (chose what you want from Pizza express)
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