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Keynote Speakers and Session Lineup Announced for O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference 2019

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the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and
business, today announced the lineup of speakers presenting at its
upcoming Software
Architecture Conference
, taking place June 10-13, 2019 in San Jose,
CA at the San
Jose Convention Center

This year’s event is designed to provide the necessary professional
training that both established and aspiring software architects need to
succeed. The event programing
covers the full scope of a software architect’s responsibilities,
including leadership and business skills, with an emphasis on product
management and domain-driven design. The event also provides a forum for
networking and for learning how peers and other professionals have
solved real-world problems.

Conference co-chairs, Chris Guzikowski, senior content director at
O’Reilly, and Neal Ford, director and software architect at
ThoughtWorks, have put together an event agenda that combines education
on the latest tools, techniques and skills with first-person accounts
from industry leaders.

Some of the keynote speakers at the event include:

  • Michael Carducci, magician and CTO of Mago:Tech will give a talk on
    security and deception: lessons from a professional liar
  • Object design pioneer Rebecca Wirfs-Brock of Wirfs-Brock Associates
    will share insight on how to cultivate your personal design heuristics
  • Author and programmer Adam Tornhill of Empear will speak on
    prioritizing technical debt as if time and money mattered
  • ThoughtWorks’ Rebecca Parsons, CTO, and Neal Ford, director and
    software architect, will present on coming from the trenches
  • Michael Feathers, Director, R7K Research & Conveyance, and author of Working
    Effectively with Legacy Code
    , will also present a keynote

“Software architecture is a massive multidisciplinary subject – which
includes many different roles and responsibilities. By its nature, it is
challenging to teach because so much context is required for every
subject – and teachings can quickly become obsolete,” said Chris
Guzikowski, senior content director at O’Reilly and Software
Architecture Conference co-chair. “This year’s event was designed with
this fact in mind. We understand that no two jobs in this industry are
the same – and have devised an agenda that can help those new to the
industry as well as those who have already made a career in this space.”

At this year’s conference, O’Reilly will also share a report that takes
a look at the proposals and presentations from this year’s Software
Architecture Conference to see what industry trends and applications are
at the forefront right now. The results of this analysis found, among
other things, an increased interest in serverless, Kubernetes and
AI/machine learning technologies. This interest shows the effect of
organizations migrating to the cloud, the importance of distributed
microservices and the increasing importance of data for monitoring and
automation. To read the full report, click here.

for the upcoming Software Architecture Conference is now open and a
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O’Reilly will also host the co-located Velocity
at the San Jose Convention Center from June 10-13. The
show will cover everything from Kubernetes and site reliability
engineering to observability and performance, giving attendees a
comprehensive understanding of applications, services and the rapidly
changing cloud landscape. For more information, please visit this site.

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