Workshop: Modeling for Architects

Location:

Level: 
Beginner
9:00am - 4:00pm

Date:

Thu, 16 Jun

Prerequisites

Attendees should have a laptop or tablet with their preferred modeling tool (Spark, Visio, OmniGraffle, etc.) installed. If preferred, attendees are free to use paper and pencil.

In some organizations, architects are dismissed as people that draw box and arrow diagrams - the dreaded whiteboard architect. While we don't want to foster that stereotype, it is important for an architect to be able to construct basic architectural diagrams. An architect must also be able to separate the wheat from the chaff eliminating those models that don't help tell the story while fully leveraging those that do.

In this workshop, we'll discuss the various diagrams at our disposal. We'll walk through a case study and as we go, we'll construct a set of diagrams that will help us effectively communicate our design. We'll talk about stakeholders and who might benefit from each typ of diagram. Additionally we'll discuss how to constructively review an architectural model.

Speaker: Nathaniel Schutta

Software Architect Focused on UI Design

Nathaniel T. Schutta is a solution architect focused on making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota, where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. Most recently, Nate coauthored Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.

Find Nathaniel Schutta at

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  • Architectures You've Always Wondered about

    Case studies from the most relevant names in software

  • Developer Experience: Toolchain, Continuous Delivery, & More

    Trends, tools and projects that we're using to maximally empower your developers.

  • DevOps & Site Reliability

    Failures, edge cases and how we're embracing them.

  • High Velocity Dev Teams

    Working Smarter as a team. Improving value delivery of engineers. Lean and Agile principles.

  • Immutable Infrastructures: Orchestration, Serverless, and More

    What's next in infrastructure. How cloud function like lambda are making their way into production.

  • Innovations in Fintech

    Technology, tools and techniques supporting modern financial services

  • Machine Learning 2.0

    Machine Learning 2.0, Deep Learning & Deep Learning Datasets

  • Microservices: Patterns & Practices

    Practical experiences and lessons with Microservices

  • Modern Clientside Apps

    Reactive, cross platform, progressive - webapp tech today

  • Modern CS in the Real World

    Applied, practical, & real-world dive into industry adoption of modern CS

  • Next Gen APIs

    Tooling, techniques, & practices building APIs today

  • Optimizing Yourself

    Maximizing your impact as an engineer, as a leader, and as a person

  • Security War Stories

    How our industry is being attacked and what you can do about it.

  • Stream Processing in Practice

    Rapidly moving data at scale.

  • Today's Java

    Lessons from 8, prepping for 9, and peeking ahead at 10. Innovators in Java.