I attend conferences and open spaces for more than 15 years but I can’t remember ever being keener to go to a conference than the DDD EU this year. But I still haven’t imagined that my list for “watch later”-videos will be almost as long as the number of talks – including the ones from the DDD Foundations (2 pre-conference days).
I was so full of expectations because I would be a speaker at an international conference for the first time and the opportunity to meet all those wonderful people who became friends in the last two years! (I won’t even try to list the names because I would surely miss a few). The most often repeated sentence on those five days wasn’t “Can you see my screen?” anymore but “Do you know that we never met before IRL?!” 🤗
Best @ddd_eu dinner with @Marco_Rasp @suksr @tPl0ch @matthewpskelton @w3ltraumpirat @thinkb4coding @YellowBrickC @ntcoding @kengulb @hjelpefil @Folienmaster @bonny_ken @EnvivoUK @dr_mo83 @Scampiuk @PieterKempenaer @petervaneven @old_sound @ritasker pic.twitter.com/SlVjW3Hapr— Marco Heimeshoff (@Heimeshoff) June 23, 2022
This was only one of those great evenings meeting old friends and making new ones 🙂 (After two years of collaboration, the Virtual DDD organizers have finally met too!)
But now back to the lists:
Talks I haven’t seen but I should:
- DDD Foundations with clever people and interesting talks which should/could land in our ddd-crew repositories. (In general, the sessions are not too long, I will probably browse through all of them.)
- Main Conference
- An Introduction to Residuality Theory – Barry O’Reilly
- Categorization, Comparison and Cases – Einar Høst
- Domain-Driven Architecture at Scale – Xin Yao
- Event Sourcing as part of the journey towards Data Mesh – Alexej Zimarev
- How to Cultivate a Language – Alvaro Videla
- Hustle and Flow – Ian Cooper
- Language, Mind and Perception – Hadi Ahmadi
- Technical Coaching with the Samman method – Emily Bache
Talks to revisit
This list is not the list of “good talks”; I can’t remember being at any talk I wished I wouldn’t. But these here need to be seen and listened to more than once (at least I do).
Domain-Driven Design in ProductLand – Alberto Brandolini
Alberto speaking the truth about product development is exactly my kind of radical candour.
Independent Service Heuristics: a rapid, business-friendly approach to flow-oriented boundaries – Matthew Skelton and Nick Tune
The tweet tells it all: an essential new method in our toolbox
The Fractal Geometry of Software Design – Vladik Khononov
Mindblowing. I will probably have to re-watch this video a couple of times until I get my brain around all of the facets Valdik touches in his talk.
Sociotechnical Systems Design for the “Digital Coal Mines” – Trond Hjorteland
This talk is not something I haven’t understood – I understand it completely. I will still re-watch it because it contains historical and actual arguments and requirements for employers on how they have to re-think their organizational models.
"Working in an org with participative design doesn't mean the managers will be fired: they do productive work to achieve managerial goals" (as it should have always been, if you ask me) @trondhjort #dddeu pic.twitter.com/BPEb4fcEd6— Krisztina 🇪🇺 🌎 (@YellowBrickC) June 24, 2022
This is the longest list of videos I have ever bookmarked (and published as a suggestion for you all). Still, it is how it is: the DDD-Eu 2022 was, in my opinion, the most mature conference I ever participated.