Despite the continued reports of SOA’s death, do you find yourself with SOA based solutions in production, delivering business value? Or, on the way to production? Both? Well, according to our friends at ZapThink, that makes you a member of the fast-growing SOA Zombie tribe. What to do about it? Connect with fellow zombies and celebrate the “Night of the Living SOA Dead”, at ZapThink’s Boston ZapForum.
“On July 23, 2009 dozens of experts, pundits, and influential guests will gather in Boston, MA for an evening of networking and discussion on the topics of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Enterprise Architecture (EA). Open to public enrollment and attendance, the topic of discussion for the panel will be the recent news and discussion about the "Death of SOA." Is SOA really dead? Is it dying? Or is it changing? And what about those that are currently doing something with SOA or even just interested in the topic? Are we the "living dead"?
As a way of encouraging dialogue, networking, and communication within the SOA and EA, ZapThink is hosts its evening ZapForum networking events throughout the world. At this upcoming event on July 23, 2009 in Boston, MA, guest experts expecting to attend include Anne Thomas Manes (Burton Group), Dana Gardner (Interarbor Solutions), Jason Bloomberg (ZapThink), Brenda Michelson (Elemental Links), Sandy Rogers, and Ronald Schmelzer (ZapThink).”
The gathering is Thursday, July 23, 2009, 5:30PM-8PM ET @ M.J. O'Connor's Irish Pub, 27 Columbus Avenue, Boston, MA 02116. For more information and to register, go here. When you are finished registering, come back and listen to the podcast of Ron Schmelzer’s recent SOA Consortium meeting talk on Growing your EA Skills and the Long Tail. Also, consider sharing your success story in our case study contest.