Vaughn Vernon

Vaughn Vernon

Author, consultant, trainer

@VaughnVernon · USA


Vaughn is a veteran software craftsman, with more than 30 years of experience in software design, development, and architecture. He is a thought leader in simplifying software design and implementation using innovative methods. Vaughn is the author of the books "Implementing Domain-Driven Design" and "Reactive Messaging Patterns with the Actor Model", both published by Addison-Wesley. He has been applying the tenets of Domain-Driven Design since his Smalltalk domain modeling days in the early 1990s. Vaughn speaks and presents at conferences internationally, he consults, and has taught his IDDD Workshop around the globe to hundreds of developers. He is also the founder of, an online training website.


The Language of Actors

Is the Actor Model just a new "shiny object" for developers to chase after, a fad soon to be abandoned? Actually the Actor Model is almost as old as the formal definition of object-oriented programming, and addresses the long-term direction of computing and software development. This talk explains why actors are so vital to the future of software development, and why actors are so exceptionally well suited for use with Domain-Driven Design. Find out how actors speak the Ubiquitous Language of your core business domain and help you reactively scale your systems to today's and tomorrow's concurrency demands.


Domain-Driven Design with Actors

In this hands-on session, learn how to use the Actor Model to develop domain-driven systems. We begin with an introduction to the Actor Model, followed by EventStorming to learn a Core Domain. This leads to developing a Ubiquitous Language using actors, and then advice on the next steps required to integrate multiple Bounded Contexts. Participants may use any of the following platforms: Scala with Akka, C# with Akka.NET, C# with Dotsero, Erlang, or Elixir.


Mel Conway

Inventor, Educator, Author of “Conway's Law”

Eric Evans

Author of “Domain-Driven Design”

Rebecca Wirfs-Brock

Responsibility-Driven Design

Udi Dahan

Founder of NServiceBus

Prof. David West

Author of “Object Thinking”

Weronika Łabaj


Jimmy Nilsson

Author of “Applying DDD & Patterns”

Debasish Ghosh

Functional and Algebraic Domain Modeling

Nick Tune

Co-author of “Patterns, Principles and Practices of DDD”

Greg Young

Creator of CQRS

Alberto Brandolini

Inventor of “EventStorming”

Felienne Hermans

Author of "Grokking Computational Logic"

Robert Smallshire

Modeller of domains, systems and processes

Yves Lorphelin

Loves Chaos & Failures

Andra Sonea

Solutions Architect, Financial Services

Vaughn Vernon

Author, consultant, trainer

Arnaud Bailly

Event Sourcing, Functionally

Thomas Ploch

Infinite State Machine

Thomas Coopman


Stijn Volders


Scott Wlaschin

Creator of

Romeu Moura

Reasoned Schemer

Avraham Poupko

Technical leader

Jérémie Chassaing

Software Gardener

Paul Rayner

Leading DDD and BDD practitioner

Oana Juncu

Agile Business DJ

Nicole Rauch

Software Developer and Development Coach

Cyrille Martraire

Deliberate Designer

Michel Grootjans


Allard Buijze

Pragmatic modeller, creator of AxonFramework

Mathias Verraes

Student of Systems

Marijn Huizendveld

Nerd in a suit

Ken Power

Complexity Navigator

Edwin van Wijk

Software Architect

Yves Reynhout

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