I'm going to be heading out in a couple of weeks to DevTeach in Montreal. In addition to my regular session talk on Datasets, I'll also be participating in an architecture panel discussion as part of Groupe d’usagers Visual Studio Montréal, Software Architecture Special Interest Group's Special Software Architecture Meeting. The meeting is open to conference attendees, members of the user group, and anybody else for $5. Here's the details....
Speaker: Joel Semeniuk, Microsoft Regional Director, Winnipeg
Subject: Software architecture from the trenches
Architecture is the soul of our software. Software Architecture truly helps to define our success since if our architecture fails us, our software fails us. However, what makes a good architecture? What truly drives architectural decisions? Is one architecture better than another? In this session we will explore and discuss some of these questions while taking a close look at a few real-world examples. In each real-world scenario we will explore the resulting architecture and review the constraints the project faced both during design and during production and maintenance phases. We will also look retrospectively at each architecture presented and discuss ways that it could be improved upon with Microsoft .NET 2.0.
Joel Semeniuk is a founder and VP of Software Development at ImagiNET Resources Corp, a Manitoba based Microsoft Gold Partner in Ecommerce and Enterprise Systems. Joel is also the Microsoft Regional Director for Winnipeg, Manitoba. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Manitoba, Joel has spent the last twelve years providing educational, development and infrastructure consulting services to clients throughout North America. Joel is the author of "Exchange and Outlook: Constructing Collaborative Solutions", from New Riders Publishing and contributing author of "Microsoft Visual Basic.NET 2003 KickStart" from SAMS. Joel has also acted as a technical reviewer on many other books and regularly writes articles for .NET Magazine and Exchange and Outlook Magazine on a variety of infrastructure and development related topics. Reach Joel by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Followed by a software architecture expert panel:
Beth Massi, Software Architecture MVP
Joel Semeniuk, Software Architecture MVP, Microsoft Regional Director Winnipeg
Barry Gervin, Software Architecture MVP, Microsoft Regional Director Toronto
Mario Cardinal, Software Architecture MVP
Carol Roy, Microsoft Canada .NET architecture specialist for the public sector
Well known Nick Landry (MVP .NET Compact Framework) will act as the moderator.
Come hear these experts talk about software architecture hot topics. You'll also have the chance to ask questions and talk to the panelists.
Monday June 20th, 5:30PM to 9:30PM
Location: Sheraton Centre, 1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
Cost: free for all the DevTeach attendees and the Groupe d’usagers Visual Studio Montréal members. $5 for non members or non DevTeach attendees.
Note: this session will be held in English
More info: www.guvsm.net or http://www.devteach.com/BonusSession.asp