Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30:00 PM Garmin International 1200 E 151st St, Olathe,

The late Stephen Covey, world-renowned leadership author and speaker, said many times that "You don't break principles. You only break yourself against them." Like any other discipline, software engineering is governed by its own set of unbreakable principles. Those who discover and align their behavior with them often seem to be good at this business we call software, and those who ignore or willfully violate them inevitably fail, sometimes in spectacular ways.

Our industry has existed for several decades. One could logically surmise that we should have discovered and aligned around at least a few of these principles by now. And yet the trained eye of a historian, focused on the events of our industry's last two decades, would observe a troubling cycle of discovery leading to failure, leading to rediscovery and further failure. What is the nature of this cycle? Why are we trapped? How do we escape? We'll confront these questions and more in this tragicomedy that has something for everyone, from the novice script kiddie to the seasoned blowhard jamboree.


Matt Stine is an 18 year veteran of the enterprise IT industry, with nine of those years spent as a consulting solutions architect for multiple Fortune 500 companies, as well as the not-for-profit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He is the author of Migrating to Cloud-Native Application Architectures from O'Reilly, and the host of the Software Architecture Radio podcast.

Matt is obsessed with the idea that enterprise IT "doesn't have to suck," and spends much of his time thinking about lean/agile software development methodologies, DevOps, architectural principles/patterns/practices, and programming paradigms, in an attempt to find the perfect storm of techniques that will allow corporate IT departments to not only function like startup companies but also create software that delights users while maintaining a high degree of conceptual integrity. He is currently the Global CTO of Architecture at Pivotal, and spends much of his time advising IT leadership on the effective adoption of cloud-native architectures.

Matt has spoken at conferences ranging from JavaOne to OSCON to YOW! and is a nine-year member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour. Matt is also the founder and past president of the Memphis Java User Group.

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Garmin's address is 1200 E 151st, Olathe, KS 66062

* You may park in the parking garage by entering from Ridgeview just north of 151st St
* You should enter the building from the left most door
* You must sign in in the north lobby. The doors will be locked at 6:20 pm


* 5:30 - 6:30pm - Social Hour with food
* 6:30pm - Presentation

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