Mexico



Just returned from presenting Edge at the Regional Architect Forum in Mexico. I’ve been to Mexico before but not Mexico city so it was an interesting and fun trip but I passed on the ants eggs and grasshoppers. The cactus soup was excellent however.


I did an Edge presentation with an updated slide deck more in the “Beyond Bullet Points style” (More on this later) which went Ok and then a breakout for discussions.


In the breakout I tried an experiment with the audience and asked them to write down their top three architectural issues / questions and then I took them and grouped them into buckets. This is what I got in order of number of priority (highest number of responses first):


 



  1. How do I build a flexible and agile architecture

  2. When should I use a smart client

  3. Where is Architecture going and how do I demonstrate it’s value

  4. How do I integrate legacy systems

 


Then there were a bunch of singletons around security, maintenance, availability, communications and Informix (!). An interesting set of issues.


I then spent the rest of the session answering the questions.


 


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