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Software Architecture Hour: Architecture and AI with Tariq King

Topic: Data
Neal Ford
Tariq King

Join us for a special conversation on software architecture with Neal Ford and test.ai chief scientist Tariq King, covering the fascinating aspects of the discipline, interesting convergence areas, and insights on how to approach the most challenging aspects of building and managing evolving architectural needs.

This is your chance to ask Neal and Tariq anything you want about architecture or their own career journeys. They’ll spend a few minutes covering the trends in artificial intelligence that are influencing architecture, then tell you what you need to know to stay ahead of the curve.

What you'll learn-and how you can apply it

  • Explore the uses of AI in your architecture
  • What’s coming next with software architecture

This training course is for you because...

  • You want the chance to ask Neal Ford and Tariq King your questions around the synergy between architecture and AI.
  • You want to better understand how AI will impact your business architecture.


  • Come with your questions for Neal Ford and Tariq King
  • Have a pen and paper handy to capture notes, insights, and inspiration

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About your instructors

  • Neal Ford is a director, software architect, and meme wrangler at ThoughtWorks, a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals who think disruptively to deliver technology to address the toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change. He’s an internationally recognized expert on software development and delivery, especially in the intersection of Agile engineering techniques and software architecture. Neal has authored seven books (and counting), a number of magazine articles, and dozens of video presentations and spoken at hundreds of developers conferences worldwide. His topics include software architecture, continuous delivery, functional programming, cutting-edge software innovations, and a business-focused book and video on improving technical presentations. Check out his website, Nealford.com.

  • Tariq King is the chief scientist at test.ai, where he leads research and development of the company’s core platform for AI-driven testing. Tariq has over 15 years' experience in software engineering and testing, in positions including head of quality, director of quality engineering, manager of software engineering, and test architect. His areas of research are software testing, AI, autonomic and cloud computing, model-driven engineering, and computer science education. He’s published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops and has been an international keynote speaker at leading software conferences in industry and academia. Over the years, Tariq has served the professional software testing community as a program chair, audit chair, reviewer, committee member, and advisory board member. He holds an MS and a PhD in computer science from Florida International University and a BS in computer science from Florida Tech.


The timeframes are only estimates and may vary according to how the class is progressing

March 4, 2021, at 7:00am PT / 10:00am ET

  • Introduction and presentation (15 minutes).
  • Interactive discussion and Q&A (45 minutes)