Sponsor: Do you build complex software systems? See how NServiceBus makes it easier to design, build, and manage software systems that use message queues to achieve loose coupling. Get started for free.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.
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