The Lost Art of Software Architects

Onsite GOTO Night
Simon Brown
Simon Brown

Creator of the famous C4 model, author

Date:May 24
Time: 6:00pm - 7.45pm
Location: Trifork Amsterdam - Vlaardingenlaan 15, 1062 HM Amsterdam

Join us for the onsite meetup "The Lost Art of Software Architects" with Simon Brown. This GOTO Night is focused on Software Architecture .


6:00pm - Welcome & food
6:30pm - Short intro
6:45pm - Talk: The Lost Art of Software
7:45pm - Ending with beers and more food


Traditional approaches to software architecture usually trigger thoughts of ivory tower dictators who are a long way removed from the process of building software, probably because they no longer write code any more. This unfortunate stereotype of “architecture astronauts” delivering large design documents to the development team before running away to cause havoc elsewhere has unfortunately resulted in a backlash against having a dedicated architect on a software development team, particularly in environments where teams are striving to be autonomous and self-organising. But, in 2022, is having a dedicated software architect still useful, or are there better ways to fulfill this role? The answer, as usual, is "it depends”.

About the speaker

Simon is a consultant specialising in software architecture, and the author of Software Architecture for Developers (a developer-friendly guide to software architecture, technical leadership, and the balance with agility).

He’s also the creator of the C4 Software Architecture Model and the founder of Structurizr, which is a collection of open source and commercial tooling to help software teams visualise, document, and explore their software architecture.

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