[Lift] Devoxx 2009

2009-11-21 Thread Timothy Perrett
Folks,

I got back from Devoxx late last night and thought I would just post
some thoughts and experiences from the event.

Firstly, there was an awesome interest in Scala and Lift - my talk was
really busy (~550 people) and the general Scala Enthusiast BOF right
afterwards was packed.

Myself, Bill Venners, Viktor Klang and Frank Sommers pretty much
represented a cross-section of Scala projects at the BOF and
throughout the whole week we were pretty much swamped with Scala
questions and interest. Lift was getting a lot of attention and was
even used by Oracle in the Devoxx keynote!!!

Another event of note was when myself, viktor and john were sat in the
hotel reception hacking on Scala and showing it so some interested
people at around 10pm, the JavaPosse turned up and were like wow, we
appear to have stumbled upon the Scala geeks - they then proceeded to
join the hackfest which was über cool.

All in all, a very very successful week and I think the above
mentioned group did an amazing job of raising the profile of Scala
even further; moreover, some of the Lift discussions were brilliant -
appeared to be a lot of people wanting to convert from Spring bean
hell ;-)

We as a team should be made up with the awesome framework that has
been created here -- the next 12 months I believe will be somewhat of
a Scala / Lift golden age where we have the opportunity to really make
our mark on the industry.

Congratulations everyone!

Cheers, Tim

PS: If you were at Devoxx and came to my talk, thanks for
attending :-)

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Re: [Lift] Devoxx 2009

2009-11-21 Thread David Pollak
Awesome write-up.  Perfect way to start my day!

Thanks for working hard to promote Scala and Lift and community the value of
both to a broader audience.

On Sat, Nov 21, 2009 at 6:37 AM, Timothy Perrett timo...@getintheloop.euwrote:

 Folks,

 I got back from Devoxx late last night and thought I would just post
 some thoughts and experiences from the event.

 Firstly, there was an awesome interest in Scala and Lift - my talk was
 really busy (~550 people) and the general Scala Enthusiast BOF right
 afterwards was packed.

 Myself, Bill Venners, Viktor Klang and Frank Sommers pretty much
 represented a cross-section of Scala projects at the BOF and
 throughout the whole week we were pretty much swamped with Scala
 questions and interest. Lift was getting a lot of attention and was
 even used by Oracle in the Devoxx keynote!!!

 Another event of note was when myself, viktor and john were sat in the
 hotel reception hacking on Scala and showing it so some interested
 people at around 10pm, the JavaPosse turned up and were like wow, we
 appear to have stumbled upon the Scala geeks - they then proceeded to
 join the hackfest which was über cool.

 All in all, a very very successful week and I think the above
 mentioned group did an amazing job of raising the profile of Scala
 even further; moreover, some of the Lift discussions were brilliant -
 appeared to be a lot of people wanting to convert from Spring bean
 hell ;-)

 We as a team should be made up with the awesome framework that has
 been created here -- the next 12 months I believe will be somewhat of
 a Scala / Lift golden age where we have the opportunity to really make
 our mark on the industry.

 Congratulations everyone!

 Cheers, Tim

 PS: If you were at Devoxx and came to my talk, thanks for
 attending :-)

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Re: [Lift] Devoxx 2009

2009-11-21 Thread Timothy Perrett
No worries David - it was a great event, and something im really proud of :-)

Cheers, Tim

On 21 Nov 2009, at 15:58, David Pollak wrote:

 Awesome write-up.  Perfect way to start my day!
 
 Thanks for working hard to promote Scala and Lift and community the value of 
 both to a broader audience.

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Re: [Lift] Devoxx 2009

2009-11-21 Thread Jonas Bonér
Amazing. Great news. Good job guys. Wish I was there.

2009/11/21 Timothy Perrett timo...@getintheloop.eu:
 Folks,

 I got back from Devoxx late last night and thought I would just post
 some thoughts and experiences from the event.

 Firstly, there was an awesome interest in Scala and Lift - my talk was
 really busy (~550 people) and the general Scala Enthusiast BOF right
 afterwards was packed.

 Myself, Bill Venners, Viktor Klang and Frank Sommers pretty much
 represented a cross-section of Scala projects at the BOF and
 throughout the whole week we were pretty much swamped with Scala
 questions and interest. Lift was getting a lot of attention and was
 even used by Oracle in the Devoxx keynote!!!

 Another event of note was when myself, viktor and john were sat in the
 hotel reception hacking on Scala and showing it so some interested
 people at around 10pm, the JavaPosse turned up and were like wow, we
 appear to have stumbled upon the Scala geeks - they then proceeded to
 join the hackfest which was über cool.

 All in all, a very very successful week and I think the above
 mentioned group did an amazing job of raising the profile of Scala
 even further; moreover, some of the Lift discussions were brilliant -
 appeared to be a lot of people wanting to convert from Spring bean
 hell ;-)

 We as a team should be made up with the awesome framework that has
 been created here -- the next 12 months I believe will be somewhat of
 a Scala / Lift golden age where we have the opportunity to really make
 our mark on the industry.

 Congratulations everyone!

 Cheers, Tim

 PS: If you were at Devoxx and came to my talk, thanks for
 attending :-)

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