December is for many people a period of reflection or thought. So I decided to reflect upon last year’s things and thoughts — each day until Christmas. This is day 23.
From Developers For Developers
Devoxx Belgium took place last November in Kinepolis Antwerp — which was my last conference this year.What is Devoxx, you might wonder? Well, if you can’t go to JavaOne in San Fransisco, you should go to Devoxx — it’s that simple 🙂 This is of course not a comparison – merely an advice.
Devoxx started in 2001 as Javapolis, founded by Stephan Janssen, as a community-driven Java conference.
At the start of 2018 we can say it spread to multiple events world-wide such as Devoxx Morocco in Casablanca, Devoxx UK in London, Devoxx Poland in Krakow, Devoxx USA in San Jose, Devoxx France in Paris — next to the “original” Devoxx Belgium in Antwerp.
Next to that, the “extended Devoxx family” as of 2015 additionally consists of Voxxed Days — a series of tech events organised by local community groups.
I always find it a great atmosphere in a really nice venue, the Kinepolis/Metropolis — which is also a movie theatre, one of my favorite places to be anyway 🙂
Here’s an impression of all the fellow Java enthusiasts you might meet over there:
Java Language(e.g. JVM, Collections, Java 8/9, JUnit, Language Features, Java on the GPU, Modular Development Java 9, Garbage Collection)
Server-side Java(e.g. API versioning, Event Driven, Eclipse, Hibernate, Spring, JAX-RS/CDI, Java EE 8)
- Mind the Geek (Raspberry Pi, DeepLearning4J, Self-Driving Cars, video games, )
Cloud, Containers & Infrastructure(e.g. Serverless, CI/CD, Kubernetes, CloudFoundry, Docker, you know, the buzz :-))
Programming Languages(e.g. Graal.js, Elm, the Java type system, Kotlin, again: Spring, IntelliJ IDEA)
Methodology & Culture(e.g. the impact of GDPR, applying engineering practices, lessons learned, Devops @ Scale, The Impact of Leveraging Open Source, 10 tips to become an awesome technical lead)
Big Data & Machine Learning(e.g. Data Stream Processing, Uber, Kafka, Debezium, Tensorflow)
Mobile & IoT(e.g. Amazon Alexa vs Google Home, connected apps in the cloud, Android, Kotlin, Firebase)
Modern Web(e.g. Angular for Java devs, Angular vs React Smackdown, D3.js, Web-Driver tests, Scala.js, Web components)
Architecture & Security(too much! :-))
There’s just too much going on at the same time, so you really have to decide who you’re going to see in real-life and what presentations you’ll be watching later on YouTube.
Here are a few speakers I could see in action the first few days of Devoxx.
I really enjoy this conference a lot and wish them all the best in the year ahead! ❤