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From Developer To Architect

From Developer To Architect

A year ago I was looking for a job, and ended up taking a job as a "Technical Architect".

But what exactly is a Technical Architect?

Weren't Software Architects a thing in the 90s, cast away when we learnt about Agile?

In this talk I'm going to tell the story of my year as a Technical Architect in government, and hopefully convince you that there is a place for just enough architecture in modern software development.

Presented at Codeaholics in Hong Kong on August 8th 2018

Matthew Rudy Jacobs

August 08, 2018

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