Full-day workshop:

Software Design in Practice

Why this workshop?

We all are familiar with SOLID and other software design principles and have explored many design patterns. There is no better way to get a deeper understanding than to practice the concepts. Furthermore, some of the principles and patterns minifest themselves in what appear to be rather unconventional ways when applied under a set of constraints and requirements. In this hands-on intensive workshop we will take some problems and device elegant lightweight design, in code, and discuss the tradeoffs. Come experience the evolution of ideas into code and take shape by way of incremental development.

Unconference sessions

Why attend this workshop

get a deeper understanding of when and why to use certain design principles and how to reap their benefits

instead of discussing the ideas in theory, you can see practical applications of the principles emerge from real code as we develop and refactor it

Who is it for?


technical leads

hand-on architects

What will you learn?

when and how to apply principles

relevance of principles to patterns

identify the benefits of principles in code

go beyond plain textbook examples

evaluate the pros and cons of design ideas

Technical requirements:

Git client

Java 8 or newer

IDEA community edition

Who is the trainer?​

Venkat Subramaniam


Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. 

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at [email protected] or on twitter at @venkat_s

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