DDD & Architecture in May and June

DDD eXchange, June 10th 2011, Skills Matter eXchange

Here at Skills Matter, we go for Domain Driven Design and Software Architecture in a big way. To show our commitment, throughout May, June and July, we have put together a superb programme of courses, free events and one magnificent conference that features the outstanding experts in the DDD Universe.  Eric Evans, the originator of DDD, will be with us to Keynote at the 4th annual DDD eXchange, with a line-up completed by the considerable expertise of Udi Dahan, Greg Young and Patrik Fredriksson.

On top of that, Udi Dahan and Greg Young are back here at Skills Matter eXchange with their expert DDD courses on SOA and CQRS respectively. We also have Brian Sletten, Simon Brown and Alberto Brandolini coming along to lead courses on the Semantic Web, software architecture for developers and enterprise software development.

And for the DDD die-hard who still hasn’t had their fill, we have our evening talks known as In The Brains to attend and a plethora of SkillsCast videos to watch and learn from. It’s a Festival of Software Architecture!  Even we’re astounded by how good it is!



Eric Evans, the originator of DDD and the author of the seminal Domain-Driven Design: Tackling Complexity in the Heart of Software, will be with us to Keynote at the 4th annual DDD eXchange, a 1-day conference, scheduled for the 10th June this year. The theme is DDD in a host of circumstances and
environments. Udi Dahan, Distributed Design expert, is going to talk about Domain Models and Composite Applications. Greg Young, creator of CQRS, has a talk that is so secret you’ll only learn what it is if you keep checking back on the website. Patrik Fredriksson makes up the all-star line-up with a presentation about using DDD with a Functional Programming Language.

Learn from the Experts!

The speakers also will take part in a Park Bench Session, where delegates will get to pose those tricky Domain Driven Design conundrums to the very experts who will best be able to help. Park Bench Sessions differ from panel discussions in that there is an extra chair — anyone from the floor may ask a question, but to pass an opinion they have to take the spare chair at the front and one of the panelists must join the audience in exchange. This continues throughout the session, the audience becoming the experts and the experts becoming the audience and the knowledge flowing from one to the other and back again as the Park Bench morphs continuously. This is a great way to exchange insight and understanding, as can be seen in the SkillsCast from the Park Bench at DDD eXchange 2010.  Check out our DDD eXchange 2010 page for more speaker info and programme details. And follow the Twitter tag #dddx for event updates and discussions related to this exciting occasion.


To get a flavour of the event, you could watch Eric Evans’ SkillsCasts from last year’s DDD eXchange, including his talk on Folding Together DDD & Agile.


Tickets are going fast, so if you would like to join us,  don’t delay and buy your ticket today! However, even if you can’t get hold of a ticket, even if you live too far away from Skills Matter’s Hallowed Grounds to be able to attend, even if you’ve had to use your carefully-saved DDD eXchange entrance fee to bail your Grandma out of jail, you can still follow proceedings in Almost-Real-Time. The whole event will be SkillsCast, each talk appearing online approximately an hour after it happens. And there will be photos and tweets galore to keep you informed as to what’s happening in the very place you know you want to be. It’s not quite like being there, but it’s infinitely better than missing out entirely.


In our continuing effort to illuminate and enthrall the DDD and Software Architecture community, we have arranged a rich syllabus of In The Brain evening talks which will take place here at Skills Matter eXchange on Goswell Road in East London. Check out our website or follow #dddx, #dddsm and @skillsmatter on Twitter for regular updates!

In the Brain of Brian Sletten: REST: Beyond the Basics, May 26

Talk: REST: Beyond the Basics

Speaker: Brian Sletten

Date: May 26, 2011, 18:30-20:00

More details & sign up here.

In the Brain of Andreas Ohlund: Reliable Integrations with NServiceBus, June 2

Talk: Reliable Integrations with NServiceBus

Speaker: Andreas Ohlund

Date: June 2, 2011, 18:30-20:00

More details & sign up here.

In the Brain of Alberto Brandolini: Software, and All That Comes With It, June 7

Talk: Software, and All That Comes With It

Speaker: Alberto Brandolini

Date: June 7, 2011, 18:30-20:00

More details & sign up here.

In The Brain of Greg Young: Simple Is Better, June 14

Talk: Simple Is Better

Speaker: Greg Young

Date: June 14, 2011, 18:30-20:00

More details & sign up here.

In the Brain of Udi Dahan: Hidden NServiceBus Gems, June 16

Talk: Hidden NServiceBus Gems

Speaker: Udi Dahan

Date: June 16, 2011, 18:30-20:00

More details & sign up here.

In the Brain of Simon Brown: Effective Sketches, July 7

Talk: Effective Sketches
Speaker: Simon Brown
Date: July 7, 2011, 18:30-20:00
More details & sign up here.


DDD eXchange 2010

In The Brain



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