I'm going to miss this WOAD event, as I'll be in Tokyo that week. Here's a rundown for those of you that might be interested:
(Washington Object-Oriented Architecture and Design)
WHEN Tuesday, October 21st, 2003 at 7:00 PM WHERE: Best Western of Rockville (in the Restaurant) DINNER: Buffet $12.50 (includes tax $ tip - to get the space, we have to eat) TOPIC: MDA: The Future of Modeling or Costly Diversion? SPEAKER: David Fado (co-author of UML 2 Toolkit)
This session reviews MDA as an initiative to guide modeling. In some ways, MDA provides an encouraging road map for the use of UML 2 and modeling for information technology. At the same time, the "big tent" of MDA contains goals and aspects that will likely prove a costly diversion. As MDA is very much in formation, how it will evolve depends on how modelers and tool vendors take advantage of the opportunities presented by MDA/UML 2 and deliver success under the MDA umbrella. This talk will look both at the "future of modeling" side and the "costly diversion" side and invite comment on the best direction for MDA's future.
The talk will include an example of using UML 2 activity diagrams as a way of managing high level information about a project with greater precision.
About Our Speaker:
David Fado is a software architect for Number Six Software in Rosslyn. He is co-author of the recently released second edition of the UML 2 Toolkit with Brian Lyons. He has presented at numerous software conferences and is currently on the program committee for the MDA implementer's conference run by the OMG. Before joining Number Six, he worked with Reuters Information as well as with an offshore development group using UML to communicate about software development.
Put WOAD-RSVP in the subject line. RSVP by email to email@example.com Space WILL be limited to those who RSVP.
These events always produce a lot of good discussion - well worth attending!