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NetBeans Day Zurich

Posted by gsporar on June 24, 2007 at 2:46 AM PDT

I like it when other people write blogs that I can refer to and save myself some time typing. :-)

Fabrizio Guidici and Felipe Gaucho have already posted excellent summaries of NetBeans Day Zurich which took place yesterday. Fabrizio's entry is here and Felipe's is here.

I won't go into the details of the agenda since they both cover it very well. What I enjoyed the most about the day was getting to meet members of the community. I had met Felipe at NetBeans Day San Francisco in May, but with all the activity and people there I did not get a chance to talk with him much. So it was good to chat with him.

I also enjoyed working with Fabrizio. I had installed his Blue Marine application on my laptop so that he could do a demo of it at the end of my session on the NetBeans Platform. I ran into a small bug with a context menu and he gave the fix for it right before the day got started.

It was also nice to meet Sven Reimers, who wrote a FindBugs plugin for the NetBeans IDE and is also the lead on the SQE project. And I got to meet Olivier Liechti, a professor from the University of Applied Sciences, Western Switzerland (HEIG-VD). Olivier and Patrik Fuhrer from the University of Fribourg are teaching a tutorial today on building rich client applications on the NetBeans Platform.

An important note: these events do not just "happen." A significant amount of work goes on behind the scenes to pull it together. My thanks to Julie Welch, Nicole Tanner, Peter Gassmann, and Karim Mazouni for making it happen.

Just a few photos below (click for full size) - Fabrizio and Felipe have additional photos on their blog entries.

Julie Welch and Nicole Tanner
DSCN3349t.jpg The food line was popular, especially with Brian
Attendees enjoying the beer bust