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Learning from Five Years as a Skype Architect



Andres Kutt discusses his experience as architect at Skype for five years, sharing some of the lessons learned: rules of thumb do not always apply, functionality is important, use simple solutions, buzzwords are dangerous, the architecture needs to fit into the organization, and communication is important.


Andres Kutt has been with Skype since 2005, leading a growing team of architects. Before that, he worked as IT Deputy Director General for the Estonian Tax and Customs Board, and as a free consultant for financial institutions.

About the conference

QCon is a conference that is organized by the community, for the community.The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community.QCon is designed with the technical depth and enterprise focus of interest to technical team leads, architects, and project managers.

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Aug 12, 2010