Announcing the SOA Society

I’m pleased to announce the formation of Alabama’s newest user group, the SOA Society. The group will focus on Service Oriented Architecture, and educate its members on all aspects of SOA including design, implementation, development, maintenance.

In addition the group will cover the business side of SOA. We seek to educate enterprise leaders on topics like return on investment, creating business cases for implementing SOA, and encouraging a culture of designing systems from the outside in.

Our audience will be broad, we want to appeal to everyone from developers to IT managers to business owners, evangelizing the benefits of SOA as not only an internal productivity tool but a sales tool for interacting with your customers.

We plan to hold our first member drive at Birmingham Alabama’s TechBirmingham (http://www.techbirmingham.com/) TechMixer in October 2007. Monthly meetings will then begin the same month, in the Birmingham area.

But you don’t have to wait! If you would like to get involved with the formation of the new group, or simply want to be added to the e-mail list shoot me an e-mail at arcanecode at gmail dot com. This is a community based group, and we welcome the involvement of the community!