After the success of the Software Architecture Day workshop in Timisoara, it was great to get the chance to run the event again in Cluj-Napoca (in Transylvania in northern Romania).
I continually try to bridge the gap between academic researchers and industry and as a small step in this direction, I attended the European Conference on Software Architecture and presented a paper titled “A Model for Prioritization of Software Architecture Effort” describing how I investigated how practicing architects focused their attention. As well as the…
I was very pleased to be back at JAX London in 2017 and I gave an updated version of my introductory blockchain talk, explaining what it is and what we might do with it (with a sprinkling of my cynical view of what reality might look like).
I was quite involved in SPA2017, helping with the organisation, as well as co-presenting two very interactive sessions and thoroughly enjoyed the event and learned a lot from the people who attended the sessions and from the other excellent sessions I attended. The sessions were on blockchain (with Nick Rozanski) and serverless computing (with Andy…
O’Reilly brought their software architecture conference to London for the first time and I was lucky enough to get to present two sessions, one on architecture principles and one, with Simon Brown, on effective modelling for software architecture.
The team at Trifork organised a very nice event in October called GOTO London, a continuation and extension of the established GOTO conference series. I was lucky enough to be able to give two talks, a forward looking talk on how system architecture is changing, and a variant of my security principles talk.
It was great to be back at JAX London again and I gave a talk on security principles for developers and also co-presented a talk on the “Naked Objects” framework Apache Isis with Dan Haywood, which was great fun. The slides here are the ones for the security design principles talk.
I was back at SPA again in June 2016, for another engaging three days where I learned a lot more than I imparted! Still I was involved in a sessions, with Nick Rozanski, on Big Data from a “real world” perspective.
I spoke at the London Devoxx event in June, on the topic of security and why it is more than just a case of selecting some security technology for your system – it needs to be a risk and cost driven approach.