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Floyd Marinescu

 Floyd  Marinescu

Floyd Marinescu is online community guru, co-founder & Chief Editor of InfoQ.com, and the QCon conferences.


InfoQ.com currently recently reached over 370,000 unique visitors/month, and is the 650th most influential site on the internet, according to technorati.

Previously, Floyd Marinescu authored the book “EJB Design Patterns” in 2002 and “Domain-Driven Design Quickly” in 2005. Floyd also created TheServerSide.com, TheServerSide.Net, and TheServerSide Java Symposium conferences.

Floyd managed TheServerSide.com between 2000-2005 in which time the site became the largest Java community in the world.

Presentation: "Architectures you Always wondered About : Introduction"

Time: Thursday 10:30 - 10:45

Location: Fleming Room

Abstract: Have you ever browsed to a site like eBay or Amazon and wondered, or even fantasized about what software architecture they may have used, and what insights their teams must have after solving such complex and large-scale problems? This track will give you an exclusive chance to learn directly from some of the most well-known and high-volume web applications in the world. This year includes two of the most popular online news sites in the world guardian.co.uk and the BBC, with more being added shortly.

Presentation: "Historically bad ideas : Introduction"

Time: Friday 09:00 - 09:15

Location: Abbey Room

Abstract: Software development is evolving quickly for the better but sometimes for the worst. This track will feature technology directions that were once discussed almost like silver bullets but which later proved to be bad ideas or short-lived fads. Each session will then teach what direction we finally evolved towards, and what lessons were learned in the process. The presenters in the track themselves personally played a role in driving us into and out of some of the dead-ends presented here. This track is not about blame (although you may hear some!), but rather it provides a chance to learn from the history of software development.