Ron most recently served as CTO of the SIF Association, an XML standard organization in the K-12 area. A 20 year veteran of Sun Microsystems, he co-founded the JavaPOS initiative, and has taught an evening section of Object Oriented Analysis and Design at De Anza College for the last 10 years, is the somewhat sheepish holder of several software patents and has been keynote speaker at multiple partner conferences and selected industry events. His current technology focus is on design patterns and application (rather than module) integration.
In 2015, Money Magazine identified Software Architect as its #1 Best Job to hold in the U.S. If you have ever wondered what a Software Architect actually “does” for a living, this is the presentation for you.
Software Architects deeply “think about”, discuss and develop solutions for back office enterprise components, primarily using the Object Oriented paradigm, in which the basic abstractions defined in the problem description are identified, fleshed out and manipulated.
On truly large software projects, it is only after both the system analysis is completed and the design fleshed out and documented by the software architect, that the programmers get called in to implement the resulting solution. This is EXACTLY the relationship between the architect and the craftsmen (plumbers, electricians and carpenters) during the building of a house. By necessity, they each think about the same house in very different ways.
Attendees (with even a basic programming background) will learn how to think about large software projects "the other way".