In the end of 2018 the number of conferences is kind of high. A great highlight is the Devoxx BE in Antwerp. But it has now five partner conferences in London, Paris, Krakow, Morocco and Kiev. So I decided to have a look at the one in Kiev.
How was it in comparison to the one in Belgium? What was better in Kiev: The food was way better, the drinks in the first evening (Whisky and Long Drinks vs. Belgium Beer) might be considered better, there were more people engaged to help the organizers…
What was better in Belgium: There were still a bit more speeches. While the location in Kiev was really great, in Belgium the rooms were way better for the purpose of providing a projection visible for everybody and doing a video recording that did not disturb the audience.
The quality of the speeches was mostly great in both locations. In Kiev they gamified the event a bit more..
Generally there was a wide range of topics and the talks were sorted into the following thematic groups:
- Methodology & Culture
- JVM Languages
- Server Side
- Architecture & Security
- Mobile & IoT
- Machine Learning & AI
- Big Data & Data Mining
- Cloud, Containers & Infrastructure
- Modern Web & UX
See the schedule for the distribution…
I attended on Friday:
- Keynote I: How is this by Lawrence Krauss
- Java Developer’s Introduction to GraalVM by Oleg Šelajev
- What Drives your Development by James Birnie
- CONTEXTVS, STVLTE by Piotr Przybył
- Securing the JVM by Nicolas Frankel
- HTTP Security headers. How to make the browser help protect your users by Tim De Grande
- Kill the middleman with a blockchain by Yakov Fain
- From functional to reactive programming BOF
I attended on Saturday:
- Serialization protocols for distributed systems by Christian Uhl
- https://dvua18.confinabox.com/talk/BZR-4995/Exploring_what’s_new_in_Java_in_2018 by Miro Cupac
- Creating an effective real-time Big Data Platform by unifying storage & serving by Reza Shiftehfar
- Going from relational databases to databases with relations with Neo4j and Spring Data by Michael Simons
- Actor, an elegant model for concurrent and distributed computation by Alessio Coltellacci
- Need for speed: Boosting Apache Cassandra’s performance using Netty by Dinesh Josh
- Keynote: Don’t Walk Away From Complexity, Run by Venkat Subramaniam
A lot to learn.