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2014, a year in conferences

04/02/2015 Leave a comment

2014 has been a busy year for me. So much so, that I didn’t get around to writing blogs about all the conferences I visited. So let me give you a short(ish) summary of the whole year instead.

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Goto Amsterdam 2013

05/12/2013 5 comments

I’d been to Goto Arhus a couple of times and really liked the conference. So this year I decided to go and check out if Goto Amsterdam was the same high quality. And indeed it was. Great speakers, good content, nice food, all in all an excellent experience despite the (very Dutch) lack of air conditioning on two of the warmest days of the year. Below is my summary of all the sessions I attended. When available I will have the title of the presentation link to the video of the talk. Read more…

Agile Coach Camp Netherlands 2013

05/07/2013 Leave a comment

Just as last year, I joined Agile Coach Camp in Vierhouten. A weekend full of exchanging ideas with some of the most inspirational Agile Coaches of the Netherlands and beyond. It’s an energizing weekend full of questions, discussions, games and good company, where you can learn all the skills and techniques a good agile coach should know. The first evening is always relaxed, with people creating their own badges, enjoying dinner together, introducing themselves and their passions, and staying up way later than is reasonable on a first night of a busy weekend.

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Devoxx UK 2013

31/05/2013 Leave a comment

This is a trip report about my visit to Devoxx UK, where I was both a speaker and an attendee. Throughout this report you’ll see quite a few links. When the link is a name, it will point to a Twitter account. When the link is a session, it will point to the slides on Parleys. As the content is being published, videos will also appear, so you might want to bookmark the sessions on Parleys that you’re really interested in. (Or keep a close eye on the Parleys Twitter account.)

Day 0

For me the first ever Devoxx UK experience started with a meet and greet on Monday, followed by the speakers dinner. Being rather tired, Regina ten Bruggencate and I decided not to go back to the meet and greet after dinner and headed to our hotel instead.

Day 1

The next morning we met up at the conference and were somewhat disappointed by the fact that there was no breakfast. Fortunately, I had already had breakfast, so some tea and a cookie were more than enough for me. Read more…

Joy of Coding 2013

02/04/2013 Leave a comment

On March the first, I headed for Rotterdam to try and find the Maassilo, where I expected to encounter dozens of enthusiastic fellow coders. I arrived relatively early, but even so, I had to stand in line to get my badge. So I guess my fellow coders really were enthusiastic! It’s not often that I encounter so many coders that don’t mind getting up early. With my badge and bag of goodies in hand I headed off to the main stage, where coffee, muffins and cheese scones could be found.
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GotoCon Aarhus 2012

11/02/2013 Leave a comment

It’s taken me quite a while, but I finally finished my summary of GotoCon Aarhus. On the StoryTroop website you can find all my blog posts about the sessions I attended. But for your convenience, I’ve written this summary of the summaries with links to the individual stories (the link is in the title).

Sunday September 30th

Influence Strategies tutorial by Linda Rising

This was a half day tutorial about six possible strategies you can use to influence the people around you.

Problem-solving and Decision-making by Linda Rising

This was another half day tutorial, but this time about how you make decisions yourself. Linda debunked some of the common misconceptions about thinking that we all have.
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Devox 2012 – Conference day 3

28/11/2012 Leave a comment

On Friday we decided to sleep in, as there would be no more sponsor exhibition. We were still early enough to talk to some people and for me to have breakfast. Our first session of the day was on Cloud Robotics by Damon Kohler. Read more…


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