This year Devoxx was great! And YES there was (free) working WIFI in every room and in the hallway upstairs (amen).
As every year, the most fun part of devoxx for me is to see the Java Posse guys. These guys are awesome and I am a big fan.
What? You don’t know the Java Posse? Well, time you do!! The Java Posse is a Java Technology podcast with lots of news, interviews, opinions and fun stuff.
This time we (Regina and moi) decided to show the “Posse” some Duchess love by creating a banner. We acted (and looked) like a bunch of groupies 😉 We knew that we where not the only “Posse” fan out there, so for us to be assured of a seat on the front row, we sat down there the session before (boring JPA talk, but ala….). Fun was that more people thought the same, and normally you notice people leaving the conference rooms during the talks, but now people where dripping in during the talk before the posse’s show. We kept a seat reserved for Yolande because we knew how big the row would be outside the room just before the show would start. The show started as we realized we didn’t grab our “free atlassian beer” and so did Jackie Wall (wife of Dick Wall 1 of the posse guys) who was sitting next to us. She was so kind to provide us from beer. As reward we donated her a Duchess t-shirt. We had a blast together. There was also a “hat” contest. Everyone with a hat could win a free subscription to parleys.com. Some guy with a yellow hat won it, he deserved it as I saw him wearing that hat during the whole conference.
Rest me to say, subscribe to the Java Posse podcast (e.g. itunes) and have fun!
ps: The show at Devoxx is recorded and will be available soon as a Java Posse podcast. I also have posted this one on our Duchess site.