Thursday, October 30, 2008

Next Meeting Monday November 3rd

The next ColARC meeting will be Monday, November 3rd at the Quick Solutions office at 440 Polaris Pkwy, Suite 500 Westerville, OH.
The topic will be Services and Cloud computing.

  • What are your opinions of these advances?
  • Do you think they are ready for the Enterprise?
  • What are the value propositions of SOA and cloud computing?
  • How are you preparing yourself, your managment and your development teams for the cloud?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

New Architecture Portal

nPlus1 launches on Monday, October 27th!

What is nPlus1?

nPlus1 is going to be a great resource for Software Architects or aspiring architects who are looking to take their skills to the next level (hence the plus 1). Our goal is to have original articles that are relevant to software architects regardless of platform, with a few from time to time that are specific to one technology or another. We also plan on posting links to other sites and articles from sources that our staff feel are good resources to our readers.

The site officially launches on Monday, Oct. 27th. That's the first day of the Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference (PDC) and the senior staff will be there. If you're going to be at PDC keep an eye out for us. We'll be wearing white t-shirts with the nPlus1 logo on the back. If you want to learn more about nPlus1 make sure to stop and ask us about it.

Chris, Mike and myself are very excited about this. We hope you all find the site to be a great resource.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Topic Information for October 15th Meeting

The next ColARC meeting will be at 6:00 on Wednesday October15th at the Quick Solutions office at 440 Suite 500 Polaris Pkwy, Westerville OH 43082.

This months topic will be "The Architect as a Leader":

As an Architect how do you provide technical leadership in your organization? What strategies do you use to present new ideas, tools and techniques to management and the development team? How you you evangelize your ideas to others? In many situations the Architect is viewed as the leader of the development team. Is this always appropriate? As an Architect, how do approach leadership on your team and in your company?