If you have been in the software development game for a number of years, then it is almost impossible that you do not know who Mark Richards is. He has been in the business since 1985 and since then, he has become a published author and one of the best trainers in software architecture out there.
He has co-authored Software Architecture: The Hard Parts and Fundamentals of Software Architecture, with Neal Ford, and has been a contributing author of one of the best tech books of 2020, 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know.
Mark will be joining us at Codecamp_Festival next year as one of our Superheroes, but we thought that you might like to know some details about the human behind the superhero, so here is a short interview with the man himself.
Codecamp: What is your favourite book?
Mark: Anything written by Bernard Cornwell, Cormac McCarthy, and Joe Abercrombie (I’ve read them all!)
Codecamp: Who are you looking forward to seeing at Codecamp_Festival, next year?
Mark: I’m looking forward to catching up with James Lewis and Dave Farley. Haven’t seen them in years!
Codecamp: What is your favourite tech event? Besides Codecamp, of course.
Mark: O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference (no longer scheduled). So much energy, and a great crowd! I really miss it.
Codecamp: Seeing as how you are one of our favourite Superheroes, who is yours?
Mark: Don’t really have one, but if I had to pick I would call out Batman – he’s the one with the coolest toys and technologies
Codecamp: Where is your favourite place to take a break from it all?
Mark: St. Martin Island, in the Caribbean.
Codecamp: What is your favourite cocktail?
Mark: Manhattan, a great classic and still my favourite drink.
Codecamp: What about music?
Mark: Artist-wise, I’d have to say Taylor Davis (violin) and Lindsay Stirling (Violin).
If you want to meet Mark and the rest of our amazing Superheroes in person, we’ve got you covered: May 19th 2022, Face Convention Center, Bucharest.
Get your Codecamp_Festival ticket here.