I just returned from Denver, Colorado, where the first Explore DDD conference was held. I originally heard about it earlier in the year on Twitter via the organizer Paul Rayner and decided to submit a couple abstracts for the CFP.
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Fat Controller CQRS DietThe talk that was accepted and which I delivered on Friday morning was my Fat Controller CQRS Diet talk. The talk revolves around trying to decouple your application from top I/O layer or framework. More info on the talk can be found in my series of blog posts as well as a episode of Software Engineering Daily podcast.
Domain Driven DesignI stumbled upon Domain Driven Design somewhere around 2010. I actually found it because of watching a talk online from Greg Young making some indirect references to Domain Driven Design and CQRS. The talk caught my interest and within no time I was captivated by DDD and CQRS. I instantly went and purchased the book. That was a very significant point in my software development career.
Explore DDDThe speaker lineup at this conference was simply incredible. Eric Evans, Rebecca Wirfs-Brock and Ward Cunningham were the keynotes. Crazy. I cannot really believe that I was chosen to speak at such a conference. Imposter Syndrome was maxed out to 11. It didn’t take too long to have some conversations at the conference to realize that I had different experiences and views that proved to be valuable. This didn’t knock down the imposter syndrome completely, but definitely lowered it a just a tad. On the other hand, the amount that I learned from discussions and talks were like no other conference.
This really summed it for me. There was a real sense of community/family. I can’t really put my finger on why that is but I have a few guesses.
I loved the "family" style of #EDDD … 👌 here's to the 2018 edition.— Yves Reynhout (@yreynhout) September 23, 2017