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One of the tracks at goto Aarhus gave NoSQL vendors the chance to talk about their various tools. At the end of the track the various speakers were put on a panel to discuss some of the common issues involving NoSQL. Although I wasn't involved in the track (my talk came a couple of days later) I was involved on the panel.
The organizers of QCon London 2007, asked me to do a conference session on modifiability of architecture. I thought that rather than listening to me, the audience might prefer listen to some of the ThoughtWorks architects whose ideas I usually repackage: Dave Farley, Ian Cartwright, Fred George, Erik Doernenberg, and Daniel Terhorst-North. InfoQ has now put up a video of session.
The OOPSLA 2007 conference occurred on the 20th anniversary of Fred Brooks's famous paper "No Silver Bullet". So to mark this, we had a retrospective panel, including the Mr Brooks. I was lucky enough to be invited on the panel, although I doubt they expected quite the contribution I ended up making.
I took part in a 20 minute long panel discussion on the declining participation of women in tech and what we should do about it.