Sunday, 28 June 2020 15:31

Great International Developer Summit Virtual Conference starts 2nd July - Speaker line-up

By Wurreka

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE INVITE GIDS, the internationally recognised summit for software practitioners, which was announced earlier in the month and is set to debut in Australia on July 2nd, has finalised session times and published a list of highly regarded local and international speakers to host sessions throughout the summit.

The first GIDS event, focusing on architecture, will kick off at 10am AEST, and features a broad spectrum of expert speakers.

Mark Richards, founder of which is devoted to helping developers in the journey to software architect, is a headline speaker at the first event. He is author of numerous technical books and videos, including several books on Microservices (O'Reilly), the Software Architecture Fundamentals video series (O'Reilly), Enterprise Messaging video series (O'Reilly), Java Message Service, 2nd Edition (O'Reilly), and a contributing author to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (O'Reilly).

His sessions at the Architecture event include:

  • Understanding the Microkernel architecture
  • Analysing architecture trade-offs
  • Fundamentals of software architecture

Mark will be joined at the Summit by software architect Neal Ford, from global IT consultancy ThoughtWorks.

Neal focuses on designing and building large-scale enterprise applications and is an internationally recognised expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture.

Neal has authored magazine articles, seven books and dozens of video presentations. He has also spoken at hundreds of developer conferences worldwide on the topics of software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, and cutting-edge software innovations.

Neal’s topics will include:

  • Architecture foundations – styles and patterns
  • Software architecture by example
  • Building evolutionary architectures hands-on

Other speakers include Grace Jansen and Kate Stanley discussing how to architect applications in an event-driven world, Sarah Taraporewalla and Andy Marks hosting a hands-on software architecture workshop to help build skills in on-the-spot technical solution design, Brian Sletten on machine learning platforms, and a host of others.

For a full list of speakers visit:

Registration to the Summit series is open — secure a pass to GIDS Live, STARTS 2nd July - Dec 2020.

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