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12th SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering (ACE) Workshop for Educators

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The 12th SEI Architecture-Centric Engineering Workshop for Educators will be held at the Software Engineering Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on August 3-5, 2015. The SEI hosts this annual event to foster an ongoing exchange of ideas among educators whose curricula include the subjects of software architecture and software product lines. The event is free of charge and open to any accredited, college-level educator.

This year's event will incorporate the SEI's course on DevOps from a Software Architecture Perspective. This course is helpful if you wish to adopt DevOps practices and continuous-delivery workflows. The architecture component of the course focuses on the relationships among application software, the deployment environment, and the supporting tooling.

The third day is devoted to invited talks and a group session, facilitated by SEI team members, where participants share experiences, ideas, and tangible artifacts for introducing software architecture and product line topics into the college curriculum. A "shareable artifact" serves as an "entry fee," an idea suggested by the 2010 workshop attendees to formalize the sharing that has traditionally taken place and has had great success since we implemented it in the 2011 workshop.

Facilitating this year's workshops are the SEI's Grace Lewis and Robert Nord. Lewis is the deputy lead for the SEI's Advanced Mobile Systems Initiative and is principal investigator for the Edge-Enabled Tactical Systems research team. Her research interests include mobile computing, cloud computing, software architecture, and service-oriented architecture. Nord conducts research in the areas of software architecture, agile at scale, and technical debt. He is a co-author of the books Applied Software Architecture and Documenting Software Architectures: Views and Beyond.

Through the Educators Workshop, the community of attendees continues to grow and influence the direction of software engineering education. Participating educators enable hundreds of students annually to benefit from exposure to software architecture and product line concepts. Attendees describe how they regularly incorporate new material from the workshop into their courses.

The Educators Workshop has created a network of collaboration both for research and for education. It presents a unique opportunity to interact with colleagues who have similar interests and to connect with the growing community who has attended other workshops.


August 3-4, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
DevOps from a Software Architecture Perspective

August 5, 2015: 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Group session to share experiences, ideas, and tangible artifacts for introducing software architecture and product line topics into the college curriculum

Note: The workshop is open to any accredited college-level educator. It is not open to the general public.

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