Welcome to Devoxx UK 2013 Newsletter 1!
Devoxx UK 2013 is off with a hiss and a roar! Don't forget to organise the two days off on the 26th and 27th of March to join the London Java Community and the merry Knights of Devoxx UK at the Business Design Center in London, UK.
Over the holiday period (and even on New Years eve!) the Steering and Programme committees have been hard at work kicking things off. We have lots of exciting news to share with you!
Registrations are Open!
As we've always said, this conference is by developers for developers and so we're pleased to announce a developer friendly price for the two days of: £350 + VAT
Yep, that's right, two days of the world-class Devoxx experience for only £350!
Register today to make sure you get in to see all of the wonderful speakers and content on offer!
Rockstar Speakers & Awesome Content
Devoxx is renowned for bringing in the who's who of the Java and Software Development worlds as well as showcasing talent from the local development community. Devoxx UK is no different! The following Rockstar speakers have already confirmed!
Dr Holly Cummins (IBM) - Wearable computer specialist
Ola Bini (Thoughtworks) - Inventor of multiple JVM languages
Trisha Gee (10gen) - LJC leader and all round ranter
Jos Boumans (Krux) - Cloud/Scalability guru
Stephen Chin (Oracle) - Nighthacking Tour Java evangelist
Martijn Verburg (jClarity) - "The Diabolical Developer" and LJC leader
Stephen Colebourne (OpenGamma) - JodaTime and Java 8 Date and Time lead
There's also going to be some unique hands on activities including
OpenJDK lab - hack on Java itself!
JavaFX and Raspberry Pi hacking
See the full list of confirmed speakers for the initial list of who you can't miss out on seeing!
Call For Papers (CFP)
So you might be thinking to yourself "I've got some awesome content to offer, where do I sign up?", well the CFP is still open as well. Please note, we've been inundated with a large number of high quality talks so get yours in soon to be counted in the mix.
What sort of environment will you be in? A confusing warren of small rooms? Somewhere in the middle of nowhere? Heck no, we've picked a London icon to host this conference in!
The Business Design Center is a beautiful former agricultural hall from Victorian days. It's situated only one stop away from Kings Cross/St Pancras (Eurostar terminal in the heart of London) and is on a street famed for its pubs, cafes and restaurants - nom nom! The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and we'll have it decked out in full Devoxx regalia.
For more details see our Venue page!
All of this of course would not be possible without our sponsors. These companies are the ones who understand developers, share our passion in creating cool software and support our community in many ways, including of course Devoxx UK!
The stewards of Java!
As well as cool products, these awesome companies know how to throw an awesome party!
For our full list of initial sponsors see our partners page. If you'd like to be a sponsor please don't hesitate to contact us.
We're amped to be running Devoxx UK for the first time in London. We know that you've been waiting for more community lead, world class developer conferences to arrive, well here we are....
The Steering Committee - Devoxx UK 2013
Stephan, Dan, Ben, James and Martijn