DECEMBER 14, 19, 21 @ 7 PM CET.
Philosophy of Software Architecture | Barry O'Reilly
Disclaimer: This course will not discuss AI and consciousness
This is a three-part course and discussion on the philosophy of software architecture.
The course will look at the history of software engineering and ask awkward questions about what we actually believe, how we think, and whether or not this actually works in the real world.
We will talk about a diverse range of philosophical ideas, from Plato, Descartes, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Bergson, Whitehead, and Deleuze.
The course will give students a new set of ideas and concepts from which to view their work.
3 sessions spanning 1 week.
What does it mean to have a philosophy of software architecture?
In this session, we will look at the default philosophy of architecture, and introduce some ideas from Plato (and friends) that perhaps explain why we think the way we do, and why that might be getting in the way.
In this session, we will look at some different ways to think about the world around us, and how stepping back and thinking about our philosophical assumptions can help get us out of the dramatic pendulum swings our industry loves. We'll look at the concepts of Systems Thinking and Complexity Sciences and the parallels between software and Western philosophy's development.
In this session we will tie everything together and look at the major fault lines in 20th-century philosophy and how they have informed the development of software architectures tools and ideas. In conclusion, we'll talk about what those tools might look like if we had chosen a different path.
About Barry O'Reilly:
- Barry O'Reilly (@TechnologyTulip) is finishing a Ph.D. in Complexity Science and Software Design and is a 25-year veteran of IT Architecture and a former Chief Architect at Microsoft.
- Mahmoud Rasmi (@decafquest)
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Dates and Schedule:
- 1 week, 3 sessions, THURSDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY 1.5 hrs per session.
- December 14, 19, 21.
- 7 pm CET time.
- Synchronous online via Zoom.
- Asynchronous: if you can't attend, you will have the option to watch the recorded lectures.
You will receive the link to the sessions a few days before the course starts.
Since we are not an institution, you will not be able to claim credits for the course. Many of you might also already be busy with your jobs and daily routine; as a result, we won’t be assigning any homework, exams, or papers. However, if any of you wishes to be assessed on the course material covered, we can arrange for the proper method and format in private.
The sessions will be recorded and uploaded to the DecafQuest YouTube channel as hidden. The links will be made available on google classroom to those registered.
Money back guaranteed after the first session
Money back guaranteed: If for some reason you think this workshop isn't a good fit for you, you can ask me for a full refund within 24 hours AFTER THE FIRST SESSION, no questions asked.
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