Craft Conference is A-MUST-ATTEND on my conference list for each consecutive year. I tend to prefer specialized events (dedicated to particular method / technology / platform), but Craft allures me with its "crafters for crafters" approach - speaker list is totally dominated by engineers & other practitioners from unicorn companies. Even if their sessions sometimes do not fully meet my expectations, I can approach them directly
All right, as it's already official now ...
... let me personally invite you all to my session:
Title: Azure Service Fabric: how to weave services in hyper-scale
In November 2015 Microsoft shared an initial version (Public Preview)
I've already promised myself some time ago:
"No more conference reviews, chap."
But I'll start 2016 with breaking this rule once again, just so I can tell you that ... DDD Europe 2016 was way better than I expected.
No worries though, I'll try to be as brief as possible:
Guys (& gals?) of DDD Belgium have proven that they are no pushover, but the
DevDay 2015 is history now.
If you don't know what DevDay is, check my summaries for prev years' editions (2014 or 2013) or google for someone else's review of this year's edition (I believe that they'll start appearing any minute) as this time I'm not going for a 'standard' point-by-point review ...
I'll try to make it brief, but I have to start with a
Another conference (Confitura 2015), another boost of positive energy, inspiring ideas, sense of belonging to dynamic & developing community. I'll skip the usual session reviewing part this time, I'll focus on a very selective list of personal remarks instead:
Confitura's supposed to be a free conference: that's how its Orgs want it. But being a free Java conference held in a capital
Budapest is absolutely stunning in April.
Beautiful. Charming. Adorable. Marvelous.
Its magnificence is so overwhelming that I had difficulties with fully focusing on Craft Conf 2015 - very interesting conference that took place few days ago in Budapest exactly. Interesting enough to write a blog post about it.
Let me start with ...
... my reasons for going there
At first glance, there may be some
If you expect a detailed review of the conference, you'll be disappointed - I will not enumerate all the speakers nor summarize every session I've participated in - it would be pretty pointless to be honest. I'm going to put some brief bullets with the key observations I have - hopefully something both participants & non-participants will find amusing. And if you (by any
Looking back at my review of DevDay 2013 it was no suprise that I was very interested in attending DevDay 2014 as well. Getting the conference ticket (they were free, but their number was limited) is a separate story itself, but let me skip that for the sake of conciseness. In the end, at 8:45am on 26th of September I was on the
My #confspree continues - this time I've invaded Budapest to participate (as a crowd fodder) in Craft - two-day long conference about software craftsmanship (surprise! surprise!). It was the first edition of Craft, so there was a chance that the whole thing would be a waste of time & money, but the price was affordable, Budapest is not that far away from Warsaw and
For all those who don't know me personally and read this just to learn about Scalar Conf (http://scalar-conf.com/) - I am not and I never claimed to be a Scala guru. I come from .NET world, this is my natural environment I predate within. I've stopped writing Java code for living around 2006 and I've returned to around-JVM topics about a