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Enterprise Architecture and the Business of Software

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Enterprise Architecture and the Business of Software

“IT by itself provides no value”. That’s a pretty bold statement and yet that’s where the winds of business are blowing. As a developer or IT professional you spend time understanding new languages and frameworks, but to deepen and broaden your impact, I recommend taking strides in understanding the business.

In this session we’ll focus on the business of software, from financial concepts, metrics, and the future of IT and enterprise architecture in the corporation. We’ll touch on why your CEO and VP may understand the role of technology more comprehensively than they’re given credit for.

As IT likely touches nearly all aspects of your company, going forward IT professionals will need to know more about business and the role IT plays in the broader organization. This session aims to better equip you to talk business with your company leaders or boss and to make yourself or your team more effective.

Speaker:   Tim Barcz
Date:   Sept 2nd, 2015
Time:   6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (see here for more detail)
Location:   MedAssets - Plano, TX
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Speaker Bio

Tim Barcz is a seasoned software professional having worked in the technology space for nearly 13 years. In that time he has been recognized as a Microsoft ASPInsider and a Microsoft C# MVP Awardee for contributions to the community. He is an advocate for well-architected systems that grow along with the businesses they serve. For several years he was the director of Marketing for a large ecommerce company before finding him in his current position as Vice President of Application Development for Motorsport Aftermarket Group, a family of top motorcycle related brands and retailers.

NDDNUG Kid's Night

MinecraftU is back to help us learn to use ComputerCraft for programming in Minecraft. For those who have been with us for a while, in this meeting we'll be finishing up our basics course with a house building program. We'll also have a group for newcomers, so it's not too late to get started!

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About Minecraft: To be involved in this activity, your child needs to have a laptop which they can use with Minecraft installed on it and a Minecraft account. You can get all that setup at https://minecraft.net/.

Parents: Parents may bring their kids but go in the main room and watch the adult presentation. However, unless you think your child can work independently on this in the kid's room, you should consider staying with them to help them out.

After this month we will begin working on projects that the kids can present to the parents and others. We haven't decided if we will take over the main meeting or have that presentation in the kids room though. Regardless, we figured this would be a good way to get the kids more actively involved in creating things.

 

Door Prizes

Make sure to attend, because in addition to our awesome presenter, we have some way cool prizes!

Sponsors

Improving

Improving is buying our pizza tonight. They are a great local company who have sponsored us before and we're glad to have them with us again. Along with buying the pizza, they'll also be giving away a $50 Visa gift card! You can learn more about Improving at their website or by talking with them at the meeting.


Med Assets

A big thanks to Med Assets for letting us hold our meeting in their facility. It is awesome. You can see more about careers at Med Assets on their website.