For the past couple of years I've been hearing about
this really great conference in Denmark called
JAOO. It's a developer to developer
type event. I've had the honor of getting invited to speak this year so I'm
really looking forward to seeing if all of the hype lives up to the reputation.
Somehow, I think it will.
We all know the feeling of post conference-idous, when you need to decompress from all of the exciting things you learned about and figure out what was real and what was just flat out cool. After attending ETech, I thought, why decompress when we can just continue to transform. This conference has been like the weather in the States in Denver, CO.
This place is a riot. I met three people today that said, “Well I was only coming for Monday, but this is so cool I decided to stay for Tuesday. Now it’s Wednesday, and I think I’ll stay till tomorrow.” That’s the kind of energy going on around here at ETech.
There are times when it’s fun to be a geek, and then there are times when it’s great to be a geek. I go to a lot of conferences throughout the year, and I have to say, if there is only one conference that I get to pick to go to, it’s going to be ETech. It is the very reason why it’s great to be a geek.
O’Reilly has gathered quite the diverse crowd at the Emerging Tech conference this week taking place in San Diego. Where else could you be exposed to a digital democracy teach-in and relativistic time dilation in the same place?
I’ve been spending most of this week speaking on the J2EE 1.4 web foundation and the JSTL out in San Jose, CA at Borcon. Borland’s conference is always fun because you have the various technology camps - Java, .NET, Delphi, and C++ - all sitting together at lunch have perfectly normal conversations and not throwing things at each other.
I just got back from a weekend of speaking in Atlanta, GA at the No
Fluff Just Stuff conference. I've missed the last few because of my work
schedule, but it was good to be back and to get a chance to talk with lots of the
attendees about cool things they are working on.
Dear John…er...I mean Debugger:
I just got a phone call from a perfectly nice woman who proceeded to ask me about my company’s IT needs. While on the surface this could have been any number of solicitation calls that I get on a regular basis; this one really struck a nerve from the get-go.