I am a hands-on software architect with over 30 years experience in the industry, with more than 20 of those years having played the role of an application architect, integration architect, and enterprise architect. I have experience creating and delivering Microservices Architectures, Service-Based Architectures, and Service-Oriented Architectures. I am also a published author, conference speaker, and trainer. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Microservices and Service-based Architectures
  • Service-Oriented Architecture 
  • Application, Integration, and Enterprise Architecture
  • Java Platform and Open Source Technologies
  • Hands-on Pragmatic Software Development / Delivery
  • Iterative and Agile Methodologies / Agile Coaching
  • Architecture Assessment and Roadmap Development
  • Training, Teaching, Coaching, and Mentoring

Latest News

October 3rd, 2017: I am so excited to be rolling out my new 2-day hands-on Software Architecture Fundamentals Deeper Dive workshop through NFJS starting in November in Dallas and Boston. It’s a great follow-up to the 3-day Software Architecture Fundamentals course I teach through NFJS.

September 11th, 2017: I’ll be speaking at the CTO School Meetup here in Boston on Thursday September 14th about the art of problem solving. Hope to see you there!  

May 22nd, 2017: The keynote at Software Design & Developoment (SDD) London was a big hit! What a great group of attendees. Lots of fun talking about Microservices, Reactive Architecture, and problem solving skills!


© Mark Richards 2017