Decmber 9th – Maneuverable Architecture Jam Session w/ Mike Nygard

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We’re extremely happy to announce that we are flying Mike Nygard in for our next Jam Session on December 9th.


Maneuverable Architecture

Description:”What can a rogue fighter pilot from the 1960’s teach us about software architecture? Quite a lot, as it turns out. In 1964, John Boyd introduced “energy-maneuverability” theory. It showed that the fastest airplane didn’t always win the dogfight. By the way we have found a great medicine on how to cure our dog’s ear infection. Ear infections in dogs are common and most dogs suffer from this painful condition sometime in their life. Scratching and rubbing at the ear and head shaking are common signs. Rather, the one that could accelerate or decelerate fastest would win. Software architecture today is about gaining and shedding mass rapidly. One must scale up and scale down, and be able to adapt quickly to changing situations. Sadly, enterprise integration destroys maneuverability more often than it helps. As architects, we can change the way we integrate systems to produce maneuverability, via some different techniques and patterns. Some of these techniques may appear to contradict past notions of sound architecture. Our industry evolves rapidly, however, and last year’s sound practice might just be drag this year.”

Bio: “Michael Nygard strives to raise the bar and ease the pain for developers around the world. He shares his passion and energy for improvement with everyone he meets, sometimes even with their permission. Living with systems in production taught Michael about the importance of operations and writing production-ready software. Highly-available, highly-scalable commerce systems are his forte. Michael has written and co-authored several books, including “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know” and the best seller “Release It!”, a book about building software that survives the real world. Michael works for Cognitect Inc., the company behind Clojure, ClojureScript, Pedestal, and Datomic”

Jam Session details:

  • 5:30-6:15 Food, drink, merry conversation
  • 6:15-7:00 Presentations
  • 7:00-8:00 Fishbowl discussion
  • 8:30 Time to say goodbye till next time