Apr 182011

Date: 13 November 2008
Subject: The role of the Software Architect in successful projects
Speaker:Simon Brown, Senior Consultant, C5 Alliance
Venue: Ouless Room, Jersey Museum, St Helier

Event description

The IT industry has a love/hate relationship with the Software Architect role, with many organisations dismissing it because of their negative experiences of architects that dictate from ivory towers and aren’t engaged with the actual task of building working software. This reputation is damaging the IT industry and inhibiting project success. Things need to change. This session looks at some of the reasons why software projects fail and how a hands-on software architect can be invaluable in addressing these issues to drive the project to a successful conclusion. Software architects are here to help, not to hinder.


Our speaker, Simon Brown, is a hands-on software architect and has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Reading. Over the past 12 years, hes been involved in projects ranging from rich desktop clients and web applications through to highly scalable distributed systems and service-oriented architectures; predominantly within the finance industry. He’s also undertaken consulting and training roles with a broader focus on people, process and technology. Simon is additionally active in wider aspects of the IT industry. Using his architecture experience, he founded the Coding the Architecture website, delivering content for the growing community of hands-on pragmatic software architects. He has also written and co-written a number of books about Java EE web technologies, spoken at a number of high profile software development conferences, developed a software architecture training course and actively maintains a public blog.


There is no charge and BCS members may bring a guest to this event (12:00 for 12:30 start). A sandwich lunch will be available.

To reserve your place or to ask a question about this event, please e-mail jersey.events@bcs.org

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