3rd Architecture Days 2013 – Conference Digest
This year saw another great Architecture Days, and once again, iSAQB e.V. had its own stand at the event.
The theme of iSAQB’s Architecture Days, part of the 2013 OBJEKTspektrum events series, was ‘The Polyglot Architect: Welcome to Babylon’. The sheer number of participants meant that a wide variety of nationalities and disciplines were present. Nonetheless, the topic of software architectures, underpinned by numerous exciting presentations, most certainly provided a common denominator for everyone.
A total of 200 participants in Frankfurt, Munich and Leipzig, a repeat of the ‘Mixed Zone’, many well-known-experts, a comprehensive three-day programme with a total of fifteen speakers including Erik Dörnenburg, Martin Rösch, Stefan Toth, Sebastian Ommert and Uwe Friedrichsen amongst others – all of this combined to make this year’s iSAQB’s Architecture Days a complete success yet again.
It would be wrong to think that architecture is the only concern for modern software architects, they also have to tackle the problem of different stakeholders (developers, specialised staff, lawyers) using different languages as well as the use of a variety of programming languages.
In keeping with this year’s theme, every conference day started off with Dr Gernot Starke’s compelling keynote speech “Interface horror – issues of cooperating systems”.
The overall conclusion is that architects must be fluent in many languages and that polyglotism really is a genuine and important qualification for every software architect. When it comes to the successful management of major future IT projects, this skill will be the decisive factor.
At the iSAQB stand, we also received extremely positive feedback on the newly re-launched iSAQB website, which now provides detailed and important information on both Foundation and Advanced Levels.