Prominent Software Development Leaders Gather in Chicago this Week for the 4th Annual Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design World

World-renowned industry summit features in-depth training and visionary keynotes

Jul 23, 2008

Distinguished members of the software development community convene in Chicago this week for Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design World, presented by Think Services. Architecture & Design World provides four days of world-class training on crucial topics including enterprise .NET, threat modeling, SOA, UI architectures, global distributed systems, usable Web 2.0 apps and more.

The Architecture & Design World curriculum is designed by an independent advisory board made up of well-known industry experts including Scott Ambler, Agile Development Practice Leader at IBM; Granville Miller, Project Recovery team member at Microsoft Consulting; Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, President of Wirfs- Brock Associates, and Bran Selic, Distinguished Engineer at IBM.

  Educational tracks include:
  --  Agile Development & Methods
  --  Modeling & Design
  --  Pervasive Parallelism
  --  Service-Oriented Architecture / Web Services
  --  Solutions / Technical Architecture
  --  Traditional Development & Methods

Architecture & Design World 2008 features keynote presentations from software luminaries, 75 classes and tutorials taught by the most authoritative collection of speakers in the industry, nightly Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings and lively happy hours where attendees mingle and learn about the latest innovations from event sponsors.

"Our goal is to offer an outstanding program that provides concrete solutions to the enterprise architecture challenges that software professionals face daily," said Conference Manager Amber Ankerholz. "With the ever increasing complexity of today's systems, we recognize that it is vital for attendees to constantly upgrade their knowledge and Architecture & Design World focuses on meeting that critical need."

Scott Ambler, the founder of the Agile Modeling methodology, and Terry Quatrani, UML Evangelist at IBM, presented their keynote "Modeling Strategies, Philosophies, and Techniques: Traditional vs. Agile" to a packed room on Tuesday, July 22. Other sessions include:

  "Learning the Secret Handshake -- 10 Things an Architect Does"
  Michael Rosen: CTO, Wilton Consulting Group

  "Massively Parallel Programming with CUDA"
  Tim Murray:  Applied Engineer, NVIDIA

  "Hackernomics "
  Hugh Thompson: Ph.D., Chief Security Strategist, People Security

  "You Just Inherited 1,000,000,000 Lines of Code, Now What?"
  Neelay Shah: Senior Software Security Consultant, Foundstone Inc., a
  Division of McAfee

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