2015 Edition: Resource-Oriented Architectures w. Brian Sletten

Software Architecture Day with Brian Sletten [May, 2015]

Organisations are struggling with data integration solutions that operate at the wrong level of abstraction or are shackled to legacy systems with no idea of how to modernize incrementally. Their service-oriented architectures decompose business processes into services without the ability to identify and protect the information that flows through these services.

REST is just one of the tools, however. In his masterclass Brain introduced a series of W3C standards revolutionizing the sharing information internally and on the Web. This was to help understand how tensions between the business and technical sides of the house can be mediated by adopting resource-oriented technologies. These provide information-focused, business-friendly solutions that grow with the organisation and its changing business needs.

He also talked about the future of the Web that is being adopted by search engine companies, retailers, governments, the publishing industry and more to enable Webs of Data, not just Webs of Documents.

Special guest:  Brian Sletten


Brian Sletten has experience spanning defense, finance and commercial domains with security consulting, network matrix switch controls, 3D simulation/visualization, Grid Computing, P2P and Semantic Web-based systems.

Advancing the state of the software industry with disruptive technology like resource-oriented architectures, Semantic Web technologies, 3-D graphics, data visualization and Grid Computing.

Brian assisted organizations of all sizes and capabilities on the appropriate adoption of relevant technologies and processes. “I can help you understand where to go, train your employees, build prototypes or mentor your teams.”

He has written many articles and speaks regularly around the world on topics such as REST, the Semantic Web, resource-oriented systems, visualization and modern software development.

Specialties: Software architecture, API design and review, software development, software security, data science, visualization, public speaking, training, mentoring, strategic technology choices, excellent taste in music.