Join us for

EVOLUTIONARY ARCHITECTURES

with Neal Ford & Rebecca Parsons
Chennai | 24 January 2018 | 6.00pm - 8.00pm
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Join our experts Neal Ford and Rebecca Parsons at our exclusive invite-only session on Evolutionary Architecture

Venue: ThoughtWorks, 9th Floor - Zenith, Ascendas IT Park, Taramani, Chennai (Map)
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

We invite you to join Neal Ford, Rebecca Parsons and a small group of fellow technical leaders to explore the principles of evolutionary architecture. Neal and Rebecca will share some architectural insights they have gained from ThoughtWorks projects around the world. We welcome you to share yours as well, through this informal presentation and discussion format.

An evolutionary architecture supports incremental, guided change as a first principle across multiple dimensions.


For a variety of reasons, parts of software systems resist change, becoming more brittle and intractable over time. However, the world we inhabit has exactly the opposite characteristic: the software development ecosystem exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium. New tools, techniques, approaches and frameworks constantly impact the equilibrium in unanticipatable ways. While this creates a headache for brittle systems, it also provides the ultimate solution.

Over the last few years, incremental developments in core engineering practices for software development have created the foundations for rethinking how architecture changes over time, along with ways to protect important architectural characteristics as it evolves. In their latest book, Building Evolutionary Architectures, Neal, Rebecca and Pat tie those parts together with a new way to think about architecture and time.

The book also answers the questions such as, “How is long term planning possible when everything changes all the time?” and “Once I’ve built an architecture, how can I prevent it from gradually degrading over time?”.

Key benefits of attending:

  • Learn how to build architectures whose important characteristics don't degrade over time
  • Hear from experts about how to build architectures that support data and hypothesis-driven development
  • Learn how to build architectures that withstand change gracefully over time
  • Network with senior technology leaders

Event Participation: 
This is an invite-only event for industry experts (Architects, Tech Leads and Practitioners) responsible for building and/or executing technology strategy within their organizations.

This event is now closed for registrations

Agenda

6.00pm

Registration and coffee

6.30pm

Evolutionary Architectures

Presentation and Discussion

8.00pm

Networking and snacks

Speakers

Neal Ford

Director, Software Architect and Meme Wrangler, ThoughtWorks
Neal thinks disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionise the IT industry and create positive social change. He is an internationally recognised expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books (and counting), dozens of video presentations, and spoken at hundreds of developer conferences worldwide. His topics include software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, cutting-edge software innovations, and includes a business-focused book and video on improving technical presentations. Check out his website at nealford.com

Dr. Rebecca Parsons

Chief Technology Officer, ThoughtWorks
Dr. Rebecca Parsons has decades-long applications development experience across a range of industries and systems. Her technical experience includes leading the creation of large-scale distributed object applications and the integration of disparate systems. Separate from her passion for deep technology, Dr. Parsons is a strong advocate for diversity in the technology industry. Committed to increasing the number of women in coding and STEM fields, Dr. Parsons served on the board of CodeChix and acted as an advisor to Women Who Code. She is a sought after speaker for industry events, serving as a featured presenter at well-known conferences, including Collision Conference, Web Summit, YOW!, Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing and more.