On July 29, Centric Consulting attended and spoke at CincyDeliver, a conference in the Cincinnati area that focuses on “delivering value through quality software” and agile practices.
In 2010, Agile Conferences and Net User Group founded the Cincinnati Day of Agile, which became the city’s most prolific software development conference. In 2019 they saw the event’s largest attendance with over 550 attendees and 32 speakers.
In 2017, they introduced Cincy.Develop(), the Cincinnati Day of Agile’s sister event, as an entire conference focused on the technical side of development where attendees had a full day dedicated to training in software development. When planning for these events in 2019, the event organizers Agile Conferences Inc. and Cincinnati .NET User Group realized that both conferences revolved around delivering software as a whole, leading them to merge the two conferences and launch CincyDeliver.
This year at CincyDeliver, over 350 scrum masters, software engineers, architects, project managers and more gathered to hear talks from various speakers throughout the day-long conference. Presentation topics ranged from agile best practices and cloud architecture to data-driven development and UX research. Among these speakers were two of our own, Shawn Wallace and Matt Miller.
Shawn Wallace, Principal Architect and Customer Development Practice and Application Lifecycle Management Practice Lead, gave a talk titled “All Systems Go: Event-driven Architecture, Micro-services and the Cloud,” which he’s also shared in blog form.
Event-driven architecture is a versatile approach to designing and integrating complex software systems. While it is not a new concept, more organizations are evolving and are open to moving more features to the cloud. This approach to system design has become appropriate in more situations and is worth a fresh look.
A few more of the topics covered in Wallace’s presentation included:
- Eventually consistent data and how to keep your data warehouse team happy
- Command-query response segregation
- Mediator design pattern
- Event sourcing.
In addition to Wallace, Centric Columbus Senior Architect Matt Miller also delivered a presentation. Matt’s presentation, “Why Serverless?” talked about the ins and outs of serverless architecture. While serverless has been around for quite a while, the business world has only recently embraced it. During Miller’s talk, he gave an intro to serverless architecture and what it is, its history, the pros and cons of going serverless and why it matters in today’s world.
Overall, CincyDeliver 2022 was a resounding success and a great way for the agile and software development community to get back together in person. We look forward to next year’s edition of CincyDeliver and learning from the wealth of insightful conversations and speakers. Until then, stay agile!