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6:00 : Pizza 6:20 : Announcements 6:30-7:45 : Qualities of a Highly Effective Architect 7:45 : Door Prizes Many developers aspire to become architects. Some of us serve currently as architects while the rest of us may hope to become one some day. We all have worked with architects, some good, and some that could be better. What are the traits of a good architect? What are the skills and qualities we should pick to become a very good one? Come to this presentation to learn about things that can make that journey to be a successful architect a pleasant one. Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.
6:00 : Pizza 6:20 : Announcements 6:30-7:45 : AWS Tips and Tricks 7:45 : Door Prizes Christopher Liljenstolpe is the Co founder and CTO at Tigera. He's the original architect of Project Calico and has helped define the future of networking for containers and services. He has chaired multiple IETF working groups and holds a BA in Chemistry and Computer Science from St. Olaf College.
6:00 : Pizza 6:20 : Announcements 6:30-7:45 : Serverless 7:45 : Door Prizes Max Katz is a Program Director at IBM. Max leads the North America West Developer Advocacy team. The team provides developer education via meetups, workshops, conferences, online events, content and helps developers do their jobs faster and easier. Before IBM, Max led developer advocacy for Appery.io, a cloud-based mobile app platform. Max helped grow the platform from zero to over 400,000 developers. Max is the author of two books “Practical RichFaces” (Apress 2008, 2011), DZone MVB (Most Valuable Blogger), and is a frequent speaker at developer events and conferences. You can find out what Max is up to on his blog http://maxkatz.org and Twitter @maxkatz.