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SDD 2017 Schedule

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Tuesday 16 May 2017



Keynote Presentation

Milton Court

The art of problem solving

Coding Level 1
Advanced Level 1

Whether developer, designer, or architect, we are all presented with problems and work to find a way to solve them, usually through technology. In my opinion this is what makes this industry so much fun. Let’s face it – we all love challenges. Sometimes, however, the problems we have to solve are hard – really hard. So how do you go about solving really hard problems? That’s what this session is about – Heuristics, the art of problem solving. In this session you will learn how to approach problems and also learn some the common techniques for solving them effectively. So put on your thinking cap and get ready to solve some easy, fun, and hard problems.

Mark Richards

Mark Richards


Mark is an experienced, hands-on software architect involved in the architecture, design, and implementation of microservices architectures, service-oriented architectures, and distributed systems in a variety of platforms and technologies. He has been in the software industry since 1983 and has significant experience and expertise in application, integration, and enterprise architecture. He is the author of numerous technical books and videos, including Microservices vs. Service-Oriented Architecture (O'Reilly), Microservices AntiPatterns and Pitfalls ('O'Reilly), the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series with Neal Ford (O’Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O’Reilly), and contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O’Reilly). Mark has a master’s degree in computer science and numerous architect and developer certifications from IBM, Sun, The Open Group, and Oracle. He is a regular conference speaker at the No Fluff Just Stuff (NFJS) Symposium Series and has spoken at more than 150 conferences and user groups around the world on a variety of enterprise-related technical topics. http://www.wmrichards.com  @markrichardssa

Other presentations by Mark Richards

Mon 15 May 2017 at 9:30

Pre-Conference Workshop

The Architecture of Microservices

Tue 16 May 2017 at 14:00

Track 6

Microservices AntiPatterns

Wed 17 May 2017 at 11:30

Track 7

Reactive architecture patterns

Wed 17 May 2017 at 14:00

Track 6

Microservices pitfalls

Fri 19 May 2017 at 9:30

Post-Conference Workshop

Enterprise Architecture Workshop

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