I think it is safe to say that Devnexus 2022 was a success. The Atlanta JUG really knows how to organize a conference! Special thanks to Vincent and Pratik for their commitment to making every conference the best ever.
For many, especially in the US, this was the first in-person conference since Devnexus 2020. All the happy faces showed that this was something that has been greatly missed over the last two years.
I did a talk titled Jakarta EE 10 and Beyond, where I walked through the changes coming in Jakarta EE 10, demoed migrating from earlier versions, and even gave a preview of what’s in the cooking for future releases.
The Eclipse Foundation had a booth in the sponsor hall where we featured Adoptium and Cloud Dev Tools as well as Jakarta EE. When we announced that we were handing out free T-shirts, the flow of attendees to the booth increased significantly. I guess there is a desperate need for developers to refresh their wardrobe after two years without conferences.
On the opening day, we hosted a Jakarta EE reception together with IBM. About 200 people came to this unofficial opening reception of the conference.