Skillsmatter working again

The original Skillsmatter company has gone into administration and will be closed down, once all claims have been settled.

Now investors have bought assets of this old company, apparently including the name and the brand, and are now operating und the same name and webdomain skillmatter.com. This is a new company with new management and a new location. Probably some employees of the old skillsmatter are working in the new company.

They plan to continue activities of the old skillsmatter, for example conferences.

This has some implications. If you have bought a ticket for a conference from skillsmatter and this conference did not take place, the new skillsmatter is not obliged to give a refund. This is the old skillsmatters or more precisely its administrators Resolvegroup (See FAQ #13).

The other option is to hope that they will reschedule the events, which they promise to do. They promise to honor tickets from old Skillsmatter, even though they do not have to.

Please, make a choice between the two options. If you get money back from Resolve, you cannot use the same ticket to go to a conference of the new Skillsmatter. It would be abusive and I assume that they will check.

Concerning the two conferences that I liked to visit from Skillsmatter, Scala Exchange and Clojure Exchange, alternatives have been created, Functional Scala and ReClojure. Functional Scala is there to stay, at least for the next couple of years. So it will compete with a potentially revived Scala Exchange. For 2020 I have opted for Functional Scala and already bought the ticket. It was also said that reClojure intends to continue as well, but I consider it possible that they will merge efforts with Clojure Exchange.

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