Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design World 2008 Returns to Chicago, July 21-24

World-renowned software development industry summit features leading-edge, independent training on the technologies and processes that drive the enterprise

May 28, 2008

Think Services announced today the lineup for the 4th annual Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design World 2008 event. Taking place in Chicago, Illinois, July 21-24, Dr. Dobb's Architecture & Design World will provide practical training for software architects, developers, team leaders and modeling and design professionals from around the world. Attendees will benefit from four days of in-depth sessions on crucial topics ranging from agile development, 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, IBM Distinguished Engineer.

"Our advisory board has put together an outstanding program that provides concrete solutions to the enterprise architecture challenges that software professionals face daily," said Conference Director Tamara Carter. "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."

  This year's revamped tracks include:

  -- Agile Development & Methods
  -- Modeling & Design
  -- Roll-Up-Your-Sleeves
  -- Service-Oriented Architecture / Web Services
  -- Solutions/Technical Architecture
  -- Traditional Development & Methods

Architecture & Design World 2008 highlights include keynote presentations from software luminaries, 75 classes and tutorials taught by the most authoritative collection of trainers in the industry, nightly Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings and Architecture & Design World's lively happy hours where attendees can mingle with a select group of their peers and industry leaders while learning about the latest innovations from vendors.

IBM is the platinum sponsor and Progress Software is the silver sponsor.

Detailed conference information, including track descriptions, registration and a complete schedule, can be found at http://www.drdobbsarchworld.com/.

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About Think Services (http://www.think-services.com/)

Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using innovative media, educational events, consulting, training and certification. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute, HDI (formerly the Help Desk Institute), and Dr. Dobb's Journal. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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