Call for Speakers: The Architect Factory 3 – Cambridge, MA on June 9

After successful events in 2009 and 2010, the Architect Factory 3 will be held at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA on June 9th from 1-8PM.  This free event helps experienced developers (regardless of technology) learn the skills to transition into a variety of architect roles. From the Architect Factory site: Many experienced developers look to…


Schedule for Wednesday’s (1/27/10) Architect Factory

We’re just two days away from the second Architect Factory event, to be held at Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, MA from 1-8 PM on Wednesday, January 27th. The Architect Factory is a free community-driven event (my announcement post has pictures and details) that helps provide guidance to experienced developers looking to assume more architect-focused responsibilities. …


Announcing the Architect Factory 2 – Cambridge, January 27

The first Architect Factory was held in June and was a great success, helping experienced developers learn the skills to transition into a variety of architect roles. I’m glad to announce that the Architect Factory 2 is coming to Cambridge, MA on January 27th from 1-8PM. From the event page: This, the second Architect Factory…


Session Schedule for Architect Factory on June 2nd

An update to my earlier post, the schedule has been set for The Architect Factory event coming to NERD on June 2nd.  IASA New England, {Code Right}, Microsoft, and O’Reilly are sponsoring this half day multi-track event for senior developers and aspiring architects. Hear from seasoned architects on what you need to know to become…


An Event for Aspiring Architects: The Architect Factory on June 2nd

Many experienced developers look to become architects as the next step in their careers, but it can be difficult to find opportunities to learn about the skills needed to make the transition.  Aspiring architects need a way to learn what to learn to become effective architects. The Architect Factory is designed to fill this need….


Special Boston Event: Roger Sessions on Enterprise Architecture, January 21st

The New England chapter of the International Association of Software Architects (IASA) will be hosting Roger Sessions on January 21st at the Sheraton Boston at 39 Dalton Street.  He will be speaking on "Simple Architectures for Complex Enterprises". The event is free, with registration here: This is a great opportunity to hear from…


MSDN/Architecture Journal Readers and the Reader SDK

Some very cool news if you’re a fan of the WPF-based New York Times reader or Seattle P-I reader.  We’ve just released the Reader SDK which you can use to quickly create similar rich applications for your own purposes. In addition, the MSDN Magazine Reader sample application (featuring full source code) is now available, as…


Special Multi User Group Event with David Chappell

I’m excited to announce that we’ve organized a special evening event for developers and architects featuring David Chappell.  David (bio below) is an industry veteran, well-respected for his ability to consistently convey technical content and insights in an engaging manner. He’ll be speaking on “Understanding Software + Services”: The move to service-orientation is well underway,…


Announcing Bob and Chris’ MSDN Roadshow!

Bob Familiar and I are busting out of our home bases in Massachusetts and taking our long-winded rants and questionable demos on the roads across the Northeast!  In the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing the latest in developer- and architect-focused content to a town near you. Join us for a full day of no-fluff deep…


Microsoft Architecture Journal #9 Now Available

The latest issue of the Architecture Journal is now available (PDF version here). Software Factories are the focus of this issue: Bare Naked Languages or What Not to Model Domain-Specific Modeling Measuring Success with Software Factories A Foundation for the Pillars of Software Factories A GSI’s Perspective of Software Factories The Perspective-Based Architecture Method You…