arc42 — Peter Hruschka & Gernot Starke
arc42 is an open-source portal for software architects founded in 2007 by Peter Hruschka and Gernot Starke. It is based on practical experience of many systems in various domains, from information and web systems, real-time and embedded, to business intelligence and data warehouses. Its core is the arc42 template to help architects construct, communicate and document their software architecture. arc42 supports arbitrary technologies and tools and is completely process-agnostic, and especially well-suited for lean and agile development approaches.
Dr. Peter Hruschka (Principal of the Atlantic Systems Guild and Fellow of agile-experts) works as trainer, coach and consultant to help organizations improve their system and software engineering skills. (Co-)founder of arc42.org, req42.de, founding member of the iSAQB and IREB. Peter loves to work on technical systems (e. g. automotive, telecommunication, medical devices, industrial control, etc.), where software, hardware, mechanics and electronics come together to create useful products. He has written numerous books and many articles on software architecture and requirements engineering, and is a frequent speaker at software engineering conferences. Peter was born in Austria, but for more than 40 years he has been living in Germany.
Dr. Gernot Starke (INNOQ Fellow), coach and consultant for methodical software architecture and engineering. (Co-)founder of arc42.org, founder of aim42.org, founding member of the iSAQB. Gernot has been involved in architecture and implementation of medium and large-scale systems for organizations in various business areas, currently with a focus on review and improvement of legacy systems. For several years he has been heading the working group Foundation Level of the iSAQB. He has written numerous books on software architecture and patterns, regularly publishes technical articles, and shares his experience at developer conferences. He lives in Cologne.