Australia's first forum for software architects to be held this month

Microsoft technical fellow to deliver keynote

Technical Fellow from Microsoft's office of the chief technology officer, Dr Donald Ferguson, will be in Sydney and Melbourne later this month to address the inaugral Australian Architecture Forum.

Supported by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), the forum is designed to bring together software architects to share experiences and ideas on best practice.

To be hosted by local developer, Object Consulting, the forum will be held in Sydney on June 27 and Melbourne on June 29, 2007.

Key organizer of the forum and Object Consulting's principal architect, Andrew Dingley, said there isn't an interactive, practical industry event that is technology agnostic and available for any software architect to attend.

"The forum is an extension of our philosophy that a practical and executable approach is going to deliver software that can be built and will actually work," he said.

"The emphasis of this event will be on case studies and practical solutions and where attendees spend most of the day discussing real-life situations and have the opportunity to learn from both presenters and peers."

Microsoft's Ferguson will deliver an address on 'concepts, technical overview and reference architecture of the Internet service bus, Service Oriented Architecture, Web Services, and Web 2.0.

The remainder of the forum is on discussion and sharing at round table sessions with subject matter experts from a broad range of architectural backgrounds.

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