Mathias Verraes is the founder of Aardling, a software modelling & design consultancy, with a penchant for complex environments. Mathias’ focus is on design strategy and messaging-centric domain modelling. He has worked with clients in Finance, Government, Supply Chain, Mobility, Energy, E-Commerce, and more. He blogs about software design at verraes.net. Occasionally, he teaches public courses on Domain-Driven Design & messaging. Mathias is also the founder of the DDD Europe conference. Mathias has a Masters in Music from the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, and is an autodidact on software. When he’s at home in Kortrijk, Belgium, he helps his two sons build crazy Lego contraptions.