Archive: 2017-05

Longtime SATURN participant Eltjo Poort has posted a summary of SATURN 2017 on his blog. Eltjo was the winner of the inaugural Linda Northrop Software Architecture Award in 2016.

"This was my fifth SATURN conference," writes Poort, "and just like the previous years I returned home full of new ideas and inspiration, and with many useful new contacts. I am already looking forward to the 2018 edition in Plano, TX."

Read the whole thing.

Since 2010, the SEI and IEEE have been conferring two attendee-selected awards at SATURN. The IEEE Software SATURN Architecture in Practice Presentation Award is given to the presentation that best describes experiences, methods, and lessons learned from the implementation of software architecture practices. This year's award winner was Sebastian von Conrad of Envato for his presentation titled An In-Depth Look at Event Sourcing with Command Query Responsibility Segregation (CQRS). See presentation slides in PDF here.

The second award, the IEEE Software SATURN New Directions Presentation Award, is given to the presentation that best describes innovative new approaches and thought leadership in the application of software architecture practices. This year's award winner was George Fairbanks of Google for his presentation titled Functional Programming Invades Architecture. See presentation slides in PDF here.

In addition to reflecting the high regard of SATURN attendees, these awards also contribute to the maturation of the practice of software architecture by recognizing sound and innovative practices.