Jorge D. Ortiz Fuentes

Consultant & Instructor, PoWWaU


Escape from Mars: Thank your Architecture

Everybody involved in a mid size project or bigger is concerned about architecture. We have all been told that a good architecture can help us to have a more agile, robust, and easier to work with application, but it is not always clear how nor the architecture everybody else is talking about. By establishing parallelisms with Andy Weir’s story, The Martian, I will go through the most relevant problems we usually find, explain how a well though out architecture can be valuable to us, and share some code that implements it.

I will use Swift in all of the code examples, because, in my opinion, it is very well suited to implement those advanced architectures. I will highlight its advantages and disadvantages compared Objective-C and other languages from an architectural point of view.

If you care:
– The talk includes only minor spoilers
– No, it isn’t about MVC, but beyond that

Level: Intermediate


Jorge is a freelance dedicated to mobile development, security, and systems architecture. As a developer he started to work for the M.I.T. in 1993 and since he has collaborated in many software projects. Most of them were internally for HP where he worked for more than 15 years. During the last 6 years he has been working in different aspects of mobile development. After playing with PalmOS, he learned Android programming for the first Google App contest and immediately started to play with the first iPhone SDK. He often participates as instructor in the best iOS and Android Bootcamps in U.S.A. and Europe. He has recently founded Canonical Examples to help other developers to take a step forward and become senior developers in a very demanding market.