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Agile meets Architecture 2023

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Agile meets Architecture 2023

event starts

5 Oct 2023

event ends

6 Oct 2023

location

Kulturbrauerei Berlin, Germany


The conference

The conference is meant to be the place in the 2020ies where people and ideas from professional software architecture and real-world agile adoption congregate/mingle/come together.


As you can see from our code of conduct we are very interested in building a genuinely inclusive program – for example, if you’re a parent we’ll try to accommodate your needs as much as possible. This also applies to any other requirements as well. Let us know in the "Notes" field, and we’ll get in touch to talk about the details. 


With two conference days, there will be plenty of time and opportunity to spread your ideas on how to bring those worlds together.


After decades of professional software architecture and 20 years after the agile manifesto, there are still many open questions when it comes to different approaches and their trade-offs. This is the place to address the questions you deem most important in this realm and suggest your answers.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 AM

01 Feb 2023

Call closes at 11:59 PM

02 Apr 2023

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The call for your proposals


The "Agile meets Architecture" is back in its second year, and the first year was a blast. Have a look at what happened last year on our youtube channel.

Become part of the people shaping the 2023 AmA-Conf in Berlin on October 5th and 6th by submitting your proposal before the 2nd of April 23:59 CEST.

You are very welcome to submit your talk(s) to Agile meets Architecture and KanDDDinsky. If you get selected for both conferences the organizers will schedule your talk at the respective conference in a way that your schedule will work out.


Feedback and program building


We will build the program from early April through June 2nd, 2023. Since we build the program from your proposals we might contact you during that time to fine-tune the content and program. Final notice to all people who submitted proposals will be sent out by June 3rd, 2023.


The conference


The conference continues to be the place in the 2020s where people and ideas from professional software architecture and real-world agile adoption congregate/mingle/come together.

With two conference days, there will be plenty of time and opportunity to spread your ideas on how to bring those worlds together.

After decades of professional software architecture and more than 20 years after the agile manifesto, there are still many questions left unanswered when it comes to different approaches and their tradeoffs. This is the place to address the questions you deem most important in this realm and suggest your answers.


The sessions – delivering tangible insights


We want the program to reflect today’s tough questions and their answers in a representative and actionable way.

We actively curate the program and the idea is to have only one introductory talk per concept and then some in-depth talks on those topics so that you can submit proposals for both kinds of sessions.


Range of proposal topics


We want to create a program built upon your input around the main topic of the conference: How do agile approaches and software architecture complement or counteract each other and how do we best handle that?

To get you started, here are some broad topics we, the program committee, would like to see at the conference:

- Agile and Architecture in the context of

    - software that’s older than you are

    - legacy systems

    - (big) architecture improvements

- Agile software development and large environments

    - Architectural governance

    - Agile decision-making in large organizations

    - Architectural decision-making in agile environments

- Culture clashes between "Agilists" and "Architects"

    - The troubles Agilists have with Architects (and vice versa)

    - Role of managers and management in agile organizations

- Practical issues

    - DevEx or Developer Productivity

    - Delete Your Backlog

    - Pair programming/Ensemble Programming

- The learning organization

    - Teaching and didactics

    - Communicating Architecture to Teams

- (New) Trends and their impact on agility and architecture

    - No Code; Low Code

    - Serverless approaches

- Surprise us: How would you tag your talk?


Session timing


A session should be 40 Minutes including Q&A. We're especially looking for sessions with a well-balanced mixture of lecture-style content and hands-on experiences for the participants.


Your Submission


We use Sessionize to collect your submission and to help us evaluate the submissions and create a program. You will need to register with Sessionize to submit. In order to submit we will ask you to provide the following:

- Title of the session

- An abstract describing the session

- Type of the session (introductory or deep dive)

- Tags, how *you* would characterize your talk

- Your name

- Your title

- Your photo

- Your email

- Optionally more contact information like your Twitter handle


All submitted sessions are expected to be in English.


travel

expenses covered

accommodation

expenses covered

event fee

free for speakers

Accommodation is covered up to 300 EUR (for those from outside Berlin). Travel is covered up to a certain amount (depending if you’re travelling within Europe or from out of Europe). There will also be a speaker fee.