One session at #Devoxx 2013

I had an interesting time getting into Antwerp. Almost didn’t made it after the only Lufthansa flight from Cluj-Napoca to Munich got cancelled because of technical problems. We were asked to unboard the flight but luckily the flight technicians fixed the problem. So we boarded again and here I’m sitting in my hotel room on the eve of Devoxx 2013. Thank you Lufthansa for your promptness and allowing me to participate in a top-notch conference!


With 195 speakers and 200 presentations at Devoxx 2013, there is a lot to choose from. I believe “hallway track” is the best as that allows you to engage with the best developers in the world. Most likely that’s how I’m going to spend my time at the conference and anyway all these sessions will be available on later. Anyhow, here is my list of one session that I’d like to attend, if I want to, during each timeslot:

9:30-12:30: AngularJS end to end by Igor Minar and Misko Hevery
1:30-4:30: Java EE 7: Whats New in the Java EE Platform University by Antonio Goncalves, David Delabassee, Arun Gupta (of course!)
16:45 – 17:15 From Legacy to Cloud in Under an Hour – Live Coding by David Gageot
17:25 – 17:55: Discover the Zen of Writing (Ascii)Docs by Dan Allen
18:05 – 18:35: A hint of NoSQL into My Java EE by Guillaume Scheibel
20:00 – 21:00: Apache Cassandra BOF by Hayato Shimizu

All Day: Java EE 7 Hackergarten by Hackers and Arun Gupta
9:30 – 12:30: Lambda Programming Lab by Stuart Marks, Angela Caicedo, Simon Ritter
13:30 – 16:30 The Modern Java Developer by Matt Raible
16:45 – 17:15 JUnit PowerUp: Practical Testing Tips by James McGivern
17:25 – 17:55 OpenShift Primer: Get your Applications Into the Cloud by Eric Schabell
19:00 – 20:00 HTTP 2.0/SPDY and Jetty in Depth by Simone Bordet and Thomas Becker
21:00 – 22:00 No So Secrets of REST API Versioning by Stephane Rondal

9:30 – 10:15: Devoxx Welcome and Announcements
10:15 – 10:55 Java8 and Beyond Keynote by Mark Reinhold and Brian Goetz
10:55 – 11:30 Java, Chess, and the Internet of Things by Stephen Chin, Richard Bair
12:00 – 13:00 How to do Kickass Software Development by Sven Peters
13:10 – 13:25 Patterns Shmmaterns by Chet Hasse
13:35 – 13:50 HTTP Caching in Practice by Xavier Coulon
14:00 – 17:00 Java EE 7 Hands-on Lab by Antonio Goncalves, Arun Gupta (of course!)
If not giving the lab, then would like to attend:
14:00 – 15:00 What Java EE can learn from Dynamic Languages ? by Remi Forax
15:10 – 16:10 Introducing Vert.x 2.0 – Taking polyglot application to the next level by Tim Fox
16:40 – 17:40 The Curious Case of JavaScript on the JVM by Attila Szegedi
17:50 – 18:50 Push, Mobile & Cloud Oh My! by Burr Sutter
19:00 – 20:00 Java EE Gathering by David Delabasse
20:00 – 21:00 WildFly Application Server – Community BOF by Dimitris Andreadis

9:30 – 9:40 Movie and Practical Info
9:40 – 10:20 Shaping the future of Web Development by Lars Bak
10:50 – 11:50 Programmers are Way Cooler Than Musicians by Gert Beevin
12:00 – 13:00 Java EE 7′s Java API for WebSocket by Arun Gupta (of course)
Otherwise would love to attend: A real-time Architecture using Hadoop and Storm by Nathan Bijnens
13:10 – 13:25 Asciidoctor: Because writing docs does not have to suck by Andres Almiray
13:35 – 13:50 Intoducing Forge 2 by Koen Ars
14:00 – 15:00 Building an Application with Backbone.js by Tim Branyen
15:10 – 16:10 JavaPosse LIVE by Dick Wall and Chet Haase
16:40 – 17:40 MongoDB for JPA Developers by Justin Lee
17:50 – 18:50 Devoxx4Kids Best Practice by Daniel de Luca, Regina ten Bruggencate, Roy van Rijn
19:00 – 20:00 Lessons Learned from Devoxx4Kids by Daniel De Luca, Konrad Malawski, Roy van Rijn, Tasha Carl, Linda van der Pal
20:00 – 21:00 JUG Leaders BOF by Mattias Karlsson, Marijn Verburg, Stephan Janssen
20:00 – 22:00 Devoxx Movie
22:00 – … Noxx

I’m leaving Friday early morning and so didn’t care to look through the schedule. There are no lunch/dinner/social breaks in this schedule, so in all practicality I’ll not be able to meet it. And guess that’s why its a wish list!

Don’t feel bad if your session is missing from this list. This is likely because I’ve already seen it at some other conference, familiar with the topic, or probably more interested in the topic listed above … nothing personal ;-)

Any suggestions if I’m missing any particularly good session ?

BTW, JBoss/Red Hat has a big contingent at Devoxx and giving lots of interesting sessions!

And most imporantly, please feel free to reach out and talk to me. I’d hate to miss the opportunity to talk to you!

And lets wait to see if we see any naked men in the keynote now ;)


Lets Devoxx!

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