Becoming a software architect is a longed-for career upgrade for many software developers. While the job title suggests a work day focused on technical decision-making, the reality is quite different. In this workshop, software architect Nathaniel Schutta constructs a real world job description in which communication trumps coding.
Discover the skill sets needed to juggle multiple priorities, meetings, and time demands Learn why your best team leadership tool is not a hammer, but a shared cup of coffee Hear the best ways to give and take criticism Understand the necessity of writing effective email and formal architecture documents Get tips for delivering confident career-building presentations to any audience Review essential techniques for stakeholder management and relationship building Explore the critical needs for architecture reviews and an effective process for conducting them Through lecture and small group exercises, Nathaniel will help you understand what it means to be a successful architect. Working through various problems, attendees will have opportunities to think through architectural decisions and patterns, discuss the importance of non functional requirements and why architects cannot afford to practice resume driven design.
Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focussed on mobile and 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. In an effort to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.