San Diego, CA, May 2-5, 2016

Software Engineering Institute (SEI) Architecture Technology User Network Conference

The Premier Conference for Software Architects

As the premier software architecture conference for senior engineers, SATURN offers keynotes and sessions on both essential skills and cutting-edge methods for software architects. But don’t take our word for it. Read what the community says about SATURN:

Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award

The Linda M. Northrop Software Architecture Award is given to an individual or team that has used
architecture-centric engineering to significantly improve practices in an organization or in the software development community. 

The winner of the 2016 award was Eltjo Poort of CGI. The award was conferred at SATURN 2016, where Poort gave a presentation on "Adapting Architecture Practices to Changing Times—From What To Why and Back Again."

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San Diego, CA

San Diego

The 12th SATURN Conference was held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in San Diego, California. Inspired by nautical influences and located on the San Diego Bay, the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offers panoramic views and easy access to great waterfront restaurants and celebrated attractions.

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SATURN 2016 Awards Conferred

Since 2010, the SEI and IEEE have been conferring two attendee-selected awards at SATURN: the IEEE Software SATURN Architecture in Practice Presentation Award and the IEEE Software SATURN New Directions Presentation Award. Visit the blog to find out who this year's winners are!

Special Event at SATURN 2016: Kids and Iot

In this year's track dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT), Kent Meyer of Emcraft Systems will present Kids and IoT: An Integrated IoT Educational Platform.  This session will include the kids who are part of Kent's weekly workshops and their IoT projects, which include robots, drones, and Chromebooks.

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SATURN 2014 Videos

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SATURN Network Blog

The SEI Architecture Technology User Network (SATURN) is a professional network of software, systems, and enterprise architects from around the world, representing industry, academia, and government. Visit the SATURN Network Blog to keep us with the latest network news.

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