Last week I had a pleasure to attend Devoxx conference, the biggest and one of the most known event for Java developers. As a member of 7-man team from our company (thank you SoftwareMill :) ) I spent 4 days in Belgium among over 3500 developers being a witness of many great presentations and only few not so good. Below some of my notes and impressions.
Devoxx (few years ago named JavaPolis) is a conference organized in Antwerp. The whole event takes place in a large cinema center allowing attendess to seat in a very comfortable conditions and choose from seven (!) simultaneous sessions, each held in a separate hall. What is more interesting, key notes were run in one hall and life-streamed to other ones so everyone could watch them like a movie on the cinema’s screen. Between sessions, also on the screens, we could read live tweet stream (#devoxx ) so sometimes when WiFi was not working we could still see what people write about conference and presentations, check example photo below or live site which were displayed on the screens: