For the last three years the Chicago Information Technology Architects Group has been the only community in the Chicago area for Software Architects, Enterprise Architects, Infrastructure Architects and Database Architects. Suddenly this is changing. The first change was a special interest group created by member of the Chicago .NET Users Group (CNUG). This has just started in the last couple of months. Now it was just announced that IASA is finally launching a Chicago chapter. This is something ......
Tonight was the first meeting of the Chicago Architecture Group. David Dickinson made a wonderful presentation on real life SOA. This was accompanied by a lively discussion with the 19 people in attendance.
Thanks to Carl Franklin, Stephan Rylander and Larry Clarkin for making this such a success.
We have a meeting planned for July 10th at the Microsoft Downers Grove office. Stay tuned for more information.
The Chicago Architecture Group will be holding a presentation on June 5th. Below is the information and a link to register. I hope to see you there.
Service Oriented Architecture Myth and Reality ; A Report from the Front Lines
by David Dickinson
Followed by open forum
So it is the first partial day of DevConnections. Of course I am taking the Architect Connections track. As I am going through my materials this evening I noticed an insert for IASA Connections in San Francisco this October. Since I am here now I doubt that I will make this event, but I would suggest anyone who can should attend. When I tried this web site it didn't respond, but check back soon.
As with any career, consulting has a number of benefits and challenges. As a consultant architect you get to experience more environments than a in house architect. On the other hand you aren't assured that you will be doing architecture on every assignment. One day you may be working as a developer and the next as a project manager. So how do you keep your skills sharp and your resume viable? Your resume is going to be littered with jobs other than the title of architect. Within a project look for ......
I am involved in working to get the Chicago chapter of IASA started and would like to find out who what architect are in the Chicago area. Please use the contact page of this blog to send me send me your information. I also encourage you to go to the IASA home page and register. It will give you access to a growing number of architect resources including a new video that was just released ......