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This group aims to bring people together that are interested in learning or adopting Domain Driven Design, share experiences, discuss design problems and promote DDD culture in businesses and their teams. Join us to discuss what the benefits to business enterprises are, how to build a culture and how to properly implement Domain Driven Design. We are language agnostic.
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- #30: Diana Montalion & Romeu MouraOrfium, Athina
It's time to get back to school, so let's all get together again to socialize and learn exciting new things!
On the first meet-up for the new season, we'll have the pleasure to host two speakers: Diana Montalion, founder of Mentrix, consultant, international speaker and O'Reilly author, and Romeu Moura, Principal Agility & Systems thinking Evangelist at BCG Platinion and a well known absurdism lobbyist :)
Diana and Romeu will be in Athens to speak at the Better Ways conference next Friday, and we highly encourage everyone to attend for a day full of amazing speakers and fresh, mind-opening content.
After the talk, we will be doing a raffle for some tickets (onsite and online) for the Build Stuff conference taking place in Vilnius, Lithuania in November. If you are not one of the lucky ones you can use the DDDGREECE_20 code during checkout to claim a 20% discount.
To wrap up the evening, we will have a networking session at the rooftop of our sponsor, Orfium, overlooking the Acropolis.
Diana Montalion - Don’t Hit The Iceberg
A decade ago, developers built information-sharing software by writing a lot of custom code in a single code base, then adding layers of caching. Now we build information systems: interdependent software and services, data platforms, and event streams. In systems thinking circles, a common model is The Iceberg. At the top, visible above the waterline, are the things that happen. Events (like bugs and outages) and patterns that reinforce them. At the bottom, down deep, are our mental models -- the concepts we draw from when we build software systems.
I've seen many software-to-systems (aka "digital transformation") initiatives fail. They hit this Iceberg and sink spectacularly. What do we do when that happens? We double down on our traditional approaches.
Real transformation can only happen when we go deep into the structures of our collective thinking. Architecture, in the systems age, is not just Kubernetes. It is engaging our mental models and working together to transform them. Our thinking designs our architecture. Scaling up our linear thinking cannot resolve systems challenges. We need to shift to systems thinking.
Romeu Moura - Rinseless Brushing: A tale of practices
Every adoption of every practice runs in similar patterns of problems of fetichisation, dogmatism, mechanical application, silver bullets and nihilism.
Let's explore the common thread of those with a narrative on toothbrushing.
If you’ve read The Economist, donated to Wikipedia, or contributed to The World Monuments Fund, you’ve interacted with systems that Diana helped to architect.
She has 18+ years experience delivering initiatives, independently or as part of a professional services group, to clients including Stanford, The Gates Foundation and Teach For All.
She is founder of Mentrix, a consultancy providing enterprise systems architecture and diverse workshops on systems-thinking approaches.
She is the author of Writing as Thinking and the upcoming O'Reilly book, Learn Systems Thinking: Essential Nonlinear Skills & Practices for Software Professionals.
Endless conversation — with friends, compilers — on art, equivocacy, Symmathesy, methods, absurdism, dialectic, paradigm jumps, serendipity.
Orfium is kindly hosting the event on their premises, as well as sponsoring the rooftop networking session.
Orfium is the global technology company solving the entertainment industry’s biggest challenges around digital music & broadcast rights management, cue sheets, data and reporting. Orfium's solutions are built by industry experts on state-of-the-art technology, underpinned by proven AI/ML models, with a first-in-class track record for efficiency and effectiveness.
All the best,
DDDGreece meetup team.