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, trainer, and founder of DeveloperToArchitect.com.  

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

Upcoming Training and Speaking Events

You can view a listing of all the public upcoming events that I am speaking at for Microservices and Software Architecture on my DeveloperToArchitect.com website. For a list of topics I speak on, please see my current conference talks page.  

Latest News

September 30th, 2017: I just finished speaking at the NFJS New England Software Symposium on all sorts of Microservices and Reactive Architecture topics. So much energy and enthusiasm at the conference! I’ve added a page and menu link to my DeveloperToArchitect.com website that contains a listing of all the other public upcoming events that I am speaking at for Microservices and Software Architecture. Hope to see you at one of them! 

March 27th, 2017: Time for some international travel - next month I’m off to my first trip to India to speak for 4 days at the Great Indian Developer Summit in Bangalore, then it’s off to London once again to speak at SDDConf (Software Design and Development Conference). I’ll be doing lots of talks about Microservices and software architecture. 

January 22nd, 2017: I am very excited to announce the launch of DeveloperToArchitect.com, a website devoted to helping developers in their journey from developer to software architect. The website contains lots of links to articles, books, and videos related to software architecture, and also free weekly architecture lessons. You will also find detailed information about the training courses I offer as well.

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 2018