I mean, you’ll mainly find me in Seattle, where I actually live. But, I’m also speaking on a variety of topics at a few shows over the next few months, and thought I’d point those out.
“Architecting Highly Available Cloud Integrations” at Integrate 2018 (June 4-6, London)
If the thing that connects your other things together isn’t resilient, you’re in trouble. In this talk, I’ll take a look at some core availability patterns for application/data integration, and then review how to configure Azure’s integration services for high availability. This is always a terrific show with compelling speakers, and the hosts at BizTalk360 always do a bang-up job putting it on.
“Product Ownership, Explained” at Agile 2018 (August 6-10, San Diego)
I know a few things about product ownership, such as how to be a good product owner, and a bad one. Primarily because I’ve been both. In this talk at the “big Agile” show, I’ll look at the role and what a product owner should do. I’m starting to work on this presentation now, and will likely list 10+ things that you should do, and a few things to avoid. This will be my second time speaking at this conference, and I enjoy hearing from so many folks focused on software teams and getting code to production.
“What NASA’s Voyager Mission Teaches Us About Building Distributed Systems” at Pluralsight LIVE (August 28-30, Salt Lake City)
I’ve been geeking out on space exploration books and movies lately, and thought it’d be fun to translate the lessons from an iconic NASA mission to the everyday challenges faced by software engineers. Here, I’ll show how some of the key ideas applied by NASA engineers reinforce some of the best practices when designing complex software systems. I didn’t attend the inaugural edition of this conference last year, but I’m jazzed to be part of it this time around.
I hope I’ll see you at some of these! If you’ll be at any one of them (or all three, if you’re my stalker!), do let me know.