Tuesday, 18 September

12:00pm - 2:00pm


The Brisbane Club

241 Adelaide Street

Brisbane CBD

About this event

We often think of software architecture as one of those things we just have to do right at the beginning of a project, often using fancy tools. In this talk, James offers an alternative. What decisions would we make differently if we had the ability to rapidly evolve our architecture? The tools and techniques we now have available allow a new type of architectural decision making possible; from Software Defined Networking, IaaS and Continuous Delivery to Real Options and Architecture Decision Records. James will cover prerequisites that allow us to make small bets on architecture and explore the strange world of evolutionary design made possible by these techniques.

Key benefits of attending

  • Understand how recent advances are enabling teams to build and evolve systems safely
  • Hear from experts about how to build architectures that support data and hypothesis-driven development
  • Learn how to build architectures that withstand change gracefully over time
  • Network with senior technical leaders


12:00pm - 12:30pmArrival and registration
12:30pm - 1:30pmLunch and group discussion
1.30pm - 2:00pmNetworking and coffee

About the Speaker


James Lewis studied Astrophysics in the 90's but got sick of programming in Fortran. As a member of the ThoughtWorks Technical Advisory Board, the group that creates the Technology Radar, he contributes to industry adoption of open source and other tools, techniques, platforms and languages. For the last few years he has been working as a coding architect on projects built using microservices; exploring new patterns and ways of working as he goes. James has spoken at many international conferences. His previous topics range from domain driven design, SOA and the future of the web to agile adoption patterns and lean thinking. He's also heavily involved in the fledgling microservice community. He rather likes the fact that he got to describe his take on things jointly with Martin Fowler in a paper that is influencing how people see the future of software architecture.

Spaces are limited, please register your interest today


The Brisbane Club

The Cellar

241 Adelaide Street

Brisbane QLD 4000