The software industry is in a deep crisis. Projects suffer from low quality; schedule slips and cost overrun are common. But this is hardly ordained, since there are plenty of examples of projects done on schedule, on budget, on quality in a repeatable manner. The key for solving the crisis is to practice software development as an engineering discipline, just like it is done in mechanical or electrical engineering. That is exactly the responsibility of the modern software architect. Armed with that crucial observation Juval Lowy will share his perspective on what is the key set of skills required of the architect and what it implies both to companies and to individual architects.
About Juval Lowy
Juval Lowy is a software architect and the principal of IDesign (www.idesign.net), specializing in .NET architecture consulting and advanced training. Juval is Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, working with Microsoft on helping the industry adopt .NET 4.0. His latest book is Programming WCF Services 3rd Edition (O'Reilly 2010). Juval participates in the Microsoft internal design reviews for future versions of .NET and related technologies. Juval published numerous articles, regarding almost every aspect of .NET development, and is a frequent presenter at development conferences. Microsoft recognized Juval as a Software Legend as one of the world's top .NET experts and industry leaders.
Juval Löwy is in Belgium the week of October 11 for teaching his famous 5 day Architect's Master Class.
VISUG is the Belgian User Group that unites the Belgian Visual Studio developers. With over 1250 members, about 20 free technical events a year, national and international speakers, VISUG is the biggest .NET community in Belgium.
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