Craft Conf 2015 - my subjective report

Craft Conf 2015 - my subjective report

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 better ideas for spending pile of PLNs (quite big one - I've covered all the costs (incl. plane, few nights in a reasonable hotel, conf ticket itself) with my own money) - hardware upgrade, classroom training,…

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Building Stuff in 2014 - my perspective

Building Stuff in 2014 - my perspective

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 chance) have no clue what is Build Stuff 2014, we're talking about the most significant (and most likely biggest) software craftsmanship conference in Center & Eastern Europe. What kind of conference is it? no white collars…

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Why #ABBDevDay 2014 didn't rock my world

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 doorstep of DevDay 2014 and here's my story... The venue DevDay happened in the very same place it did last year and it was an excellent choice - pretty much the very center of my beloved…

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Craft 2014 - swallowed by a whale in Budapest

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 speaker line-up seriously kicked ass - let me bring some names up (here's the full list): Gojko Adzic Bruce Eckel Douglas Crockford Eric Evans Greg Young Jonas Boner You've got to admit it looked really well,…

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Scalar Conf - the first Scala conference in Poland

Disclaimer 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 year ago: not because I've missed Java (I honestly hate Java as a programming language), but because: I admire JVM as a platform I've fallen in love with some Open Source projects that are powered by…

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