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Tuesday, May 2 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Story of an Architect Growing up in Mr. Agile's Neighborhood

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I wrote my first program in the Spring of 2001, around the same time Mr. Agile moved into my neighborhood. I didn’t get to know him until early 2004 when his entourage grew into a dedicated community of fans and followers. Back then, I had one trusted mentor and an old friend, Mr. Architecture. Becoming friends with Mr. Agile was new and exciting but brought challenges to my relationship with my old friend. Therefore, growing up as a software professional was about learning how I could maintain friendships with both, reconcile their differences, and become better at what I do because of it. In a nutshell, I grew up in Mr. Agile’s world.

In this DEV@SATURN talk, I’ll narrate the story about growing up as friends with Mr. Agile and Mr. Architecture. I don’t intend to indulge the “agile vs. architecture” debate. On the contrary, I’ll annotate my story with examples from our journeys together, sharing experiences with some of Mr. Agile’s friends who advocated architecture sabotage as well as situations where the outcomes were better because I had a foot in both neighborhoods and had won the internal struggle about how to reconcile them. Join me in this talk—I’m sure you’ll find resemblances to your own journey.

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Amine Chigani

Amine Chigani is a Chief Architect at an internal GE startup, Current by GE, focused on building an Intelligent Environments IoT platform and solutions (powered by the Predix Platform). Amine is a founding member and contributor in the Industrial Internet Consortium’s technology... Read More →

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