The next software architecture workshop (SAW) originally convened by Jimmy Nilsson is being hosted in South Africa this year between 21 January and 24 January 2008. This is my second SAW and if it is anything like the one last year, then it is going to be a heady mixture of geek-speak, constructive debate and fun.From a PBT Group perspective, we are taking advantage of having a few of the leading software architects in the South Africa. In conjunction with the Johanessburg Centre for Software Engineering, we will be hosting a JRuby Master Class in Johannesburg (16 January 2008) and Cape Town (29 January 2008). Andrea Provaglio will be giving up his time for the JRuby events. You still have time to register for the Cape Town JRuby Master Class.The second event is Aiming for a factor10 being hosted by PBT in Cape Town on 30 January 2008. Jimmy Nilsson will be talking about Domain Driven Design and Niclas Nilsson will be talking on dynamic languages. Registration is on the PBT website and is still open.
As part of PBT Group, we are hosting a morning with Jimmy Nilsson and Niclas Nilsson, both of factor10, working out of Sweden. Jimmy is one of the leading thinkers in the field of Domain Driven Design and his topic is Is Domain Driven Design more than just Entities?. Niclas is a highly respected architect and his topic is Dynamic Languages for Statically Typed Minds.This event is a freebie and is scheduled for 30 January 2008 at our PBT Group offices in Cape Town. Registration for the event is on the PBT Group website.See you there!
PBT Group and the Johannesburg Centre for Software Engineering are hosting a JRuby master class led by Andrea Provaglio. I met Andrea at the Software Architecture Workshop in Arosa, Switzerland this year and I cannot speak more highly of him. Just check out his web site for details. It’s not often that we get a chance to have such learned architects and practitioners in South Africa. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity. The greater the support, the easier it is for us to pull in heavy hitters in this industry for future events.There is a class scheduled for Johannesburg on 16 January 2008 and Cape Town on 29 January 2008. Registration is online at the JCSE website. Just follow the links from the front page.See you there!