Nathaniel T. Schutta is a software architect focussed on cloud and making usable applications. A proponent of polyglot programming, Nate has written two books on Ajax and speaks regularly at various worldwide conferences, No Fluff Just Stuff symposia, universities, and Java user groups. In addition to his day job, Nate is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota where he teaches students to embrace dynamic languages. In an effort to rid the world of bad presentations, Nate coauthored the book Presentation Patterns with Neal Ford and Matthew McCullough.
Becoming a software architect is a longed-for career upgrade for many software developers. While the job title suggests a work day focused on technical decision making, the reality is quite different. Nathaniel Schutta leads a workshop exploring a real-world job description in which communication trumps coding, helping you understand what it means to be a successful architect.
Through lecture and small group exercises, Nathaniel helps you understand what it means to be a successful architect. Working through various problems, you’ll have the opportunity to think through architectural decisions and patterns and discuss the importance of nonfunctional requirements and why architects cannot afford to practice résumé-driven design.