Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DevNexus Day One

Alright, this is just a super quick update on day one of our DevNexus conference. Day 1 went very smoothly with no major hick-ups. We have around 340 attendees (Incl. sponsors, speakers etc.), which constitutes a 40% growth compared to last year!!! Thanks to all that attended!

I attended the following sessions:
  1. "Better Software with Java and Flex" (James Ward)
  2. "Next Generation Development Infrastructure: Maven, M2Eclipse, Nexus & Hudson" (Jason van Zyl)
  3. "Google App Engine: Cloud vs Cluster" (Toby Reyelts)
  4. "The 90-Day Startup with Google AppEngine: A Case Study" (David Chandler)
  5. "Effective Java" (Venkat Subramaniam)
  6. "Smithing in the 21st Century" (Neal Ford)
The day finished off with a cocktail hour and I met some nice folks from The Home Depot and I spent the rest of the eventing chatting with the hard core of the crowd which involved mostly speakers such as Toby Reyelts, Charlie Collins, Barry Hawkins, James Ward, Pratik Patel and Greg Luck. After dropping Greg off at his hotel, I finally made it home right around midnight.

This has been a very good day. Time to get some sleep. See you all tomorrow at day 2!

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