Two weeks ago I’ve attended the IASA Architect Core course not certain what to expect. I’ve joined IASA just before the Irish Chapter was formed in late 2010 and haven’t had the opportunity to meet with anyone from IASA face to face. Thirteen people attended, a great mix of characters, experience and backgrounds.
The course was a good mix of lecture and hands-on workshops which helped to understand it and remember better by doing. The latter proved to be the challenge as the whole week was packed with so much information that its impossible to remember it all otherwise. Practical workshops also made bonds and friendships to form, outliving the course duration.
Overall the experience and knowledge were eye opener for me. It helped me to validate my skills and create an improvement path for my career. I’ve also learned more about IASA and its vision of strengthening the IT architects profession and am looking forward to be part of making it happen.