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JPrime 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023 - 12:57 by Ivar Grimstad
JPrime is a very friendly conference that is a pleasure to speak at. This year it attracted around 1250 attendees, and with two parallel tracks, all speakers get a decent crown in their presentations. The venue is great, with an outdoor area to escape the crowds in the exhibition area...
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Infoshare 2023

Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 13:28 by Ivar Grimstad
This was my second time speaking at Infoshare in Gdańsk, Poland. The conference is pretty huge. Rumor has it they were expecting more than 6500 participants over two days, and the exhibition floor was absolutely massive! With a focus on startups, investors, marketers, and the like, the audience on the...
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Devoxx Greece 2023

Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 05:07 by Ivar Grimstad
Devoxx Greece 2023 was the first time Devoxx was arranged in Greece. The conference has been around for a couple of years as Voxxed Days Athens and stepped up to become a part of the Devoxx family this year. The 1200 attendees show that this was the right step to...
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GIDS 2023

Thursday, April 27, 2023 - 04:35 by Ivar Grimstad
This was my third trip to Bangalore and the Great International Developer Summit 2023, or GIDS for short (I also did an online talk in 2020, but I don’t count those any longer…). GIDS is a well-organized conference over four days with around 1200 attendees every day, some attending one...
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Devnexus 2023

Friday, April 7, 2023 - 11:15 by Ivar Grimstad
Devnexus is one of the absolute highlights of every conference year, and the 2023 edition was no exception. It truly is the place to be for the Java Community. In addition to the dedicated Jakarta EE track featuring two days packed with amazing talks, we also had a booth where...
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JavaLand 2023

Friday, March 24, 2023 - 10:07 by Ivar Grimstad
This was my ninth JavaLand! Since the conference was canceled in 2020, I have spoken at every JavaLand since it started in 2014, including the online edition of 2021. It is safe to say that it is one of my favorite conferences, and I hope to return again and again...
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ConFoo 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 16:11 by Ivar Grimstad
My third time speaking at ConFoo was as pleasant as the previous two occasions. The three-day conference is packed with great content from a superb speaker lineup. The venue is perfectly scaled for the 720 attendees. And the food…OMG… the three-course lunches remind you that the conference is in Montreal...
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DeveloperWeek 2023

Friday, February 17, 2023 - 16:02 by Ivar Grimstad
I have visited San Francisco multiple times before, but this is the first time I have been to Oakland which is just across San Francisco Bay. The city, a short ferry ride from its more famous neighbor, has its charm and is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the...
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Jfokus 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 03:50 by Ivar Grimstad
Jfokus is one of my absolute favorite conferences. This year’s edition was no exception. The organization is excellent, you can tell that they’ve done this before. This was the 17th edition of Jfokus since it started back in 2007. On Wednesday morning, we continued the tradition that started last year...