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ConFoo 2024

Saturday, February 24, 2024 - 15:25 by Ivar Grimstad

This was my fourth time speaking at ConFoo in Montreal. It is a great conference, and you can deduct from the smooth operation that it has been organized before. In fact, this was the 22nd edition of ConFoo! Quite an accomplishment!

I had two talks this year. The first one titled Prepare for Jakarta EE gives an extensive overview of what is to be expected from Jakarta EE 11. It also includes a demo of Jakarta Data.

The second talk I did was my Spring Boot 2 to Spring Boot 3 with Java 21 and Jakarta EE talk. I am not sure how many times I have done this talk now, but it continues to be relevant and honestly a very fun talk to do.

After the conference, a group of speakers, volunteers, and organizers went to a Sugar Shack outside Montreal. A Sugar Shack is a cabin where sap from maple trees is boiled into maple syrup. If you are finding yourself in this part of the world, it is absolutely worth a visit. You get to see how maple syrup is produced, and of course, taste it.

After lunch where the condiment for everything was Maple Syrup, we went outside to see how the syrup is made. A popular treat is when they pour hot maple Syrup into the snow and let it could down so you can pick it up on a stick and eat it like a popsicle.