Impressions from Devoxx France 2016

Devoxx France 2016

I’ve just got back from Devoxx France, and I’m happy I got the chance to participate in such an event. The conference was really big (around 2500 participants) with many speakers from all around the world.

It’s all about the people

The best thing about going to a conference is the chance of meeting in person so many people that I only knew them from reading their blogs, using their frameworks, or from Twitter. I met Emmanuel Bernard, whose talks managed to fill in a whole amphitheater:

I got the chance to meet the organizers: Nicolas Martignole, Antonio Goncalves, Arnaud Héritier, and watch a live episode of Les Cast Codeurs.

By far the most entertaining presentation was Ten SQL tricks that you didn’t think they were possible by Lukas Eder, which was both interesting and funny.

I met Ludovic Orban who is the creator of the Bitronix Transaction Manager, a tool that I’ve been using extensively for a long time now.

Since I’ve been fascinated by the StackOverflow architecture, I couldn’t miss Oded Coster‘s presentation and managed to steal some high-performance tuning tips from him as well.

All in all, this was a great event.

The slides

My High-Performance Hibernate talk is very much inspired by the second part of my book. Enjoy watching it!

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