Java Conferences I'd Attend if I Had Several Free Months to Wander Europe, Part 1: Jfokus
why in the world would someone hold a major Java conference (i.e., Jfokus) in the middle of the Swedish winter? I'm guessing Mattias may have heard this question before, because his first response was a broadening smile... after which he said, "Because Stockholm is beautiful in winter." Then he followed with "and the weather keeps people inside during the conference."
As it turned out, I had the opportunity to attend Jfokus 2013. It was a great conference! You can get some feel for what I experienced there in this blog series:
- Monday at Jfokus 2013: Tutorials and Hands-On Labs
- Tuesday at Jfokus 2013: Intro, a New Java Champion, Jfokus Embedded Launch, Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Buffet, and BOFs
- Wednesday at Jfokus 2013: Then Was Then, Now Is Now, It's Time to Be Smart (Jonas Bonér and the Final Jfokus Embedded Sessions)
That was the first time I'd ever been in Europe!
Unfortunately, I won't be attending Jfokus 2014, but the conference promises to be just as excellent as was Jfokus 2013 (you'll find many Jfokus 2013 session videos on Parleys).
This year's Jfokus includes the Jfokus Developer's Conference on February 3-5, and a Jfokus IoT Internet of Things subconference on February 4-5. There are also two-day training labs that follow the conference.
As the title of this post implies, Jfokus is the first of several great European Java conferences that are coming up in the next several months. My months of free wandering would start in Stockholm at Jfokus. From there, I'd travel at a leisurely pace through southern Sweden, then cross over from Malmo and visit Copenhagen. After touring parts of Denmark, I'd head south into Germany, visit Hamburg, then veer southwest toward the next Java conference on my agenda...
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