Lately we have seen great participation from our conference attendees on Twitter and this is a great way to tell us what you think of the conference as well as getting into a dialogue with the other conference attendees and the conference speakers. We hope to see a lot of Twitter activity about JAOO Aarhus [...]
The JAOO and QCon conferences have always been by invitation only. This means, that we have a Programme Committee for each conference that decides whom to invite and who invites the proposed speakers. Sometimes they accept, sometimes they don’t, but that is a different story. The story I want to tell today is the one [...]
This year at JAOO, I have one thing that I absolutely MUST see: Ayende’s “Object Relational Mapping += 2: More than just data object“.
If you are a .NET person, you probably already know Ayende because of his incredible diligence as a blogger and his (usually pretty bold) opinions.
If you don’t know him, I bet [...]
Finally the last parts of the tutorial program for JAOO Aarhus 2009 have been put up on the web and they look great! My biggest problem with the schedule is that I can’t decide what to attend.
The always lovely and interesting Linda Rising is giving two tutorials on Oct. 9. One about “Influence strategies for [...]
JAOO Nights have come and gone in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. What we noticed straight away was the difference in the crowd in each of the cities. In Brisbane we held the meeting at the Microsoft Offices, a more casual atmosphere with pizza and beer during the break. The crowd was a 50/50 mix of [...]
“Scala is, I think, the most mind-blowing language that I have seen in the last couple of years. Incredible elegance.” ~Erik Meijer at JAOO Aarhus 2008.
Bill Venners, co-author of the Scala book, gave a nice introduction to the Scala programming Language at JAOO last year. Scala is part of the growing trend of multi-paradigm [...]
This year the JAOO team launches a new concept – JAOO days. We take the usual well-known, great speakers and let them speak at one day conferences. This way, if you can’t find the time or money to attend a 3-day multi-topic conference, you can get the more flexible package and go to one day [...]
JAOO needs a new name and in a letter to all past JAOO attendees the JAOO-team asks for help. The best suggestions will be rewarded and the contest is open to anyone so I wanted to give you all the opportunity to read the letter:
We feel that our conference needs a new name. People [...]
In this video Anders Hejlsberg takes a look at the future of programming languages and sees the trends; declarative, dynamic and concurrent. As the chief designer of the C# programming language and a key participant in the development of the .NET Framework Anders Hejlsberg has a lot to say about this development – not just [...]
By Jan Reher, Senior Developer, Systematic Software Engineering A/S. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, September 29, 2008
Anders Hejlsberg: C# and LINQ
Anders is the chief designer of C#. 25 years ago he implemented the famous Turbo Pascal development environment and compiler. To commemorate this jubilee, he began his talk by writing the proverbial “Hello World” program in Turbo Pascal, and [...]
Wednesday is the last conference day at JAOO, so now is the time to select the best talks. These three will (perhaps) maximize your JAOO experience. But don’t come complaining if they don’t work for you.
First of all, if you missed James Copliens talk Tueday, he’ll do a rerun Wednesday at 10:30. Go see him [...]
We often get questions about how we put together the program for JAOO and it’s not an easy task I can tell you, but we, the JAOO core team, get a lot of help.
As always, the speakers at JAOO are invited by the host for the track they are speaking on and the track hosts [...]
In the cafe area at the conference, there is a possibility to geek out with the speakers and other attendees. We have urged the speakers to take extra questions to Geekers’ Corner after their presentations instead of dragging the presentations out with explanations, which would have been so much better standing around a laptop. We [...]
Monday evening is is party time at JAOO. The party starts at 19:00 at Ridehuset, and there will be free beer for everybody. Earlier JAOO parties have sported the band “Absolute Girls”, but this year will be different. The music will be provided by the nerd-based band Hack Pack who will be realising their life-long [...]
A new JAOO feature this year is BoFs, but what is this BoF thing anyway?
No, it’s not Bastard Operator from Hell. Wikipedia says:
“The idiom Birds of a Feather is from the proverb “Birds of a feather flock together,” meaning that similar people congregate. In old poetic English, “birds of a feather” means birds which have [...]