Architects often operate like mystics: Popping in and out of meetings (Smoke effect not included), decreeing patterns and solutions, and fighting for maintainable systems with business stakeholders. If they are good, they are seen as the trusted advisor as well...aka the Merlin to the business leader's King Arthur. In this session, we will discuss how you should make the magic happen. Please come down in person if you feeling well. Otherwise, online works well too.