Who We Are
We specialize in advanced software architecture and development, Domain-Driven Design and Reactive Software. Our founder, Vaughn Vernon, a leading expert in DDD and Reactive is at the helm of the consulting and training services we offer.
Since 1999, Kalele has been providing consulting, programming, and world-class training services to clients who seek quality, expert results in software architecture and development.
We are software development practitioners who remain current with leading practices, and are fully aware of the challenges you face on a day-to-day basis. Our consulting expertise can help you avoid pitfalls that are frequently encountered on both large systems and individual subsystem projects.
Kalele, a boutique consultancy, is here to help you obtain industry leadership while tackling challenges to designing the modern and complex systems your customers, users, and stakeholders have come to expect.
Our training class sizes are kept small allowing us to focus on what matters to you. Developers training developers, that’s what we do.
We believe training, mentoring, and consulting are more than business transactions. Kalele forms a team with your teams. Over the years, we have cultivated long-term relationships which continue to provide our clients with the quality service they deserve.
What We Do
Vaughn Vernon, Principal
Vaughn Vernon is a software developer and architect with more than 35 years of experience in a broad range of business domains. He leads clients to realize innovative, business-driven, reactive, digital systems, as they transform from a legacy of brittle, technology-driven, stagnation.
Read More at VaughnVernon.com
Nicole Andrade, Principal
Nicole Andrade is head of operations. She sees beyond the numbers, connecting the dots that lead to opportunities. Nicole applies a clear lens to complicated business problems, drives innovation, supports our teams and enhances our vision thanks to her organizational skills and strengths. No doubt, no matter how Kalele helps you, she will be involved in making it a smooth, friendly, and efficient process.
You might have read Vaughn’s best-selling books, heard him speak at international conferences or recognize him as a leading expert in Domain-Driven Design (DDD) and Reactive Architecture. At the core, Vaughn remains an active software developer and architect. He excels in understanding fellow software developer’s needs and has many years experience in providing tools to accelerate software development. He is a champion of simplicity and reactive systems. In his role as a consultant and teacher of DDD and Reactive software development, he has helped thousands of developers and numerous teams and organizations.
Adam is the author of Event Modeling – an approach that is revolutionizing how information systems are described. Adam is a core contributor to event sourcing and CQRS theory and practice since 2008. This included introducing PAXOS to scaling the transactional side of the approach. He founded Adaptech, a company that specializes in implementing Event-Driven systems.
James is an API and microservice architecture consultant with over 20 years of experience in developing and deploying apps and APIs. He provides API strategy, design and microservice architecture guidance to enterprise IT and organizations undergoing digital transformation. His API design workshops have been taught to organizations all over the world.
Stefan coined the term Domain Storytelling and has been working for WPS – Workplace Solutions in Germany since 2005. His job there is to help teams develop software that does the right job the right way – by coaching Domain-driven Design, by facilitating collaborative modeling workshops, and as business analyst.
Tomasz has more than 20 years of experience in software development and architecture. He helps his clients use DDD every day thus delivering business value for the client. Tomasz is an expert in the use of Event Sourcing and CQRS. He has several years of experience as a team lead, coach, and mentor, who gets the best results from his team members.
Susanne is an independent tech consultant supporting organizations to build and run software products from idea to production. Susanne was previously working as a startup CTO. She has a background in computer sciences and experience in software development and software architecture for more than 18 years. Susanne regularly presents at international tech conferences as a speaker.
Henning has been into computers ever since he got an Amiga 500 in the early 90s. He was lucky enough to turn this passion into a profession and works as a coder, coach, and consultant at WPS – Workplace Solutions. He helps teams to bring structure into their existing software or to build new systems with a sustainable architecture from scratch. Henning is the author of LeasingNinja, the German translator of Domain-Driven Design Distilled, and co-organizer of CoMoCamp.
We have founded multiple Domain-Driven Design meetup groups. We support leaders, architects, and engineers with consulting, training, presentations, coaching, and mentoring worldwide. This has contributed greatly to the global adoption of DDD.
From a handful of meetups in 2011, by 2021 meetup.com had 142 Domain-Driven Design groups globally, with 93,171 members.
We are featured in conferences globally where we cover a wide range of topics related to business architecture and software architecture while featuring DDD, both in keynotes and workshops. Our teams’ efforts have led to the establishment of large conferences dedicated to these topics, something which was just a dream almost a decade ago.
We continue to lead in the area of Reactive architecture and programming by sponsoring the OSS project XOOM.
Our Name and Logo
Kalele is the Hawaiian language word for messaging. Messaging is at the center of everything that we do. Human language is a form of messaging between people. Language-based modeling is the key to using Domain-Driven Design. Exchanging messages between objects is the way that object-oriented programming was first conceived, and facilitates the best means to make software models explicit with modern hardware architecture that features many CPU cores.
Our logo design further emphasizes messaging. Forming a K for Kalele are two arrows that represent incoming and outgoing messages. Kalele is message-driven at our core.
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