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Thrilled to be speaking at @rubyconf this year about how set design taught me to be a better software architect!

I thought of software architects as petty waterfall dictators. Then I became one. My theater background saved me. In this talk, we’ll look at set design — an ongoing, collaborative process — as a model for a more agile kind of “architecture” than building metaphors allow us. You’ll learn about the most important part of any architecture (hint: people), about using architecture to foster team creativity, and about the agile-architecture superpowers that Ruby gives us. No matter your title, you too can architect! Betsy Haibel Before Betsy Haibel called herself a "CTO" or a "Principal Architect" or any of those other fancy software titles, she worked as a scene painter, set designer, and general backstage type in the DC area. Some of her favorite productions included Priscilla Dreams the Answer (Nu Sass), Romeo and Juliet (Synetic), and In on It (Theater Alliance). As co-foun...

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