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11th SATURN Technical Program Explores Cutting-Edge Methods and Essential Skills for Software Architects

Press Release

Pittsburgh, Pa., February 19, 2015—SATURN 2015 will be held April 27–30, at the Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Md. The technical program, which spans three full days, will elucidate cutting-edge methods and provide attendees with the opportunity to practice the essential skills that all architects should know.

Highlights of this year’s program include

  • Keynote addresses from Mary Shaw, the Alan J. Perlis University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University, a pioneer in the field of software architecture and recent recipient of the U.S. National Medal of Technology and Innovation; Gregor Hohpe, chief IT architect at Allianz, co-author of Enterprise Integration Patterns, and a frequent speaker at conferences around the world; and Mark Schwartz, chief information officer, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of Homeland Security
  • Talks and sessions led by luminaries in the field of software architecture including Jeff Patton, Joe Yoder, George Fairbanks, Rick Kazman, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Ariadna Font Llitjos, Simon Brown, Len Bass, and Sam Newman
  • An Architecture Boot Camp designed to provide developers with essential introductory information about software architecture (CNN/Money recently identified software architect as the “best job in America.”)
  • Sessions exploring a broad range of topics, including design, patterns, microservices, legacy systems, agility, Internet of Things, cloud computing, continuous delivery, refactoring, technical debt, architecture evaluation, and technical leadership
  • Three one-day SEI courses on big data, DevOps, and technical debt offered on Monday, April 27
  • Social events, workshops, and opportunities to network with industry leaders, SATURN speakers, and experienced innovators in the field of software architecture

SATURN 2015 is sponsored by IBM, Allianz, Google, Methods & Tools Magazine, Runscope, IEEE Software Magazine, Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI), and the Washington, D.C., Software Process Improvement Network (SPIN).

Discounted tickets to SATURN 2015 are available to a limited number of those who register early, as well as to students, U.S. government personnel, and attendees whose organizations send three or more people to the conference. For more information or to register, see

About SATURN 2015
The 11th SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) Conference—the longest-running software architecture conference in the world—brings together influential leaders and experts to discuss architecture-centric practices for developing, acquiring, and maintaining software-reliant systems. Architects from more than 20 countries meet annually at SATURN to share ideas, network, and learn about new and existing technologies. For more information, go to

About the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute
The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI helps organizations make measurable improvements in their software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership to advance the practice of software engineering. For more information, visit the SEI website at

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