Colorado Software Summit 2008 Wrapup
Last week, I attended the Colorado Software Summit in Keystone and had a great time. Not only was the weather beautiful and the food delicious, the sessions I attended were awesome. If you ever get a chance to go to this conference, I highly recommend it. It's like being on vacation and learning with a bunch of old friends.
Yan Pujante also attended this conference and documents his experience, photography and presentations in Colorado Software Summit 2008.
Below is a list of my entries for all the sessions I attended.
- Building LinkedIn's Next Generation Architecture with OSGi by Yan Pujante
- Comprehensive Project Intelligence with Jason van Zyl
- What's Coming in Spring 3.0
- Applying Flash to Java: Flex and OpenLaszlo with Dustin Marx
- Building Rich Applications with Appcelerator
- Taking Apache Camel for a Ride with Bruce Snyder
- Core Animation with Bill Dudney
- RESTful Web Applications with Subbu Allamaraju
For next year, I think the conference should shorten its sessions (from 90 to 60 minutes), invite more speakers and cut the price in half (to $999 per person). How do you think the Software Summit could be improved?
Secondly, I agree on having more speakers. Right now, there seems to be a commitment towards the speakers and not necessarily the content. While CSS has some great speakers, and their knowledge is tremendous, by having the commitment to them as opposed to content, you have similar topics being given each year. For example:
Bruce Snyder: 3 years talking about ServiceMix
Denise Hatzidakis, Rajith Attapattu, Noel Bergman: All have given talks about REST.
With all the SOA talks, you would have thought there would be presentations on Governance and BPM (only 1 this year on BPM and that was a late entry).
No Grails/Seam this year. These are 2 of the latest entries into the Java/J2EE area.
Due to these short comings of CSS, I'm going to the NFJS in Denver 11/14-16. It's my first time going, so I can't really compare the 2 just yet.
Posted by abe on November 05, 2008 at 08:58 AM MST #
Posted by Jim on November 11, 2008 at 08:11 AM MST #