Saturday, August 2, 2008

No Fluff in Green Bay

Well, I guess there might be fluff in Green Bay, but not here at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center where the Northern Wisconsin Software Symposium is being held. Here there is no fluff just stuff and good stuff at that. There's just a bit less of it than usual. Green Bay is not a big town so the NWSS is not a big conference. It's kind of like a No Fluffette.

But what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality! The speaker lineup, though limited, is top notch. Yesterday (Fri) Jeff Brown was extolling the goodness that is Groovy and Grails, Venkat Subramaniam was covering Agile development, mocking for unit testing, and testing our Java kung fu, and capping off the lineup was Mark Richards who gave a two-fer on Enterprise messaging with JMS followed by an SOA class.

Then after we'd all finished up our steak dinners Venkat treated us to a brand new keynote that was eye-opening, inspiring and hilarious all at the same time.

So far, so good. Now to head downstairs for day two. Today Jared Richardson, Brian Sletten and, local boy, John Carnell will be joining us. It'll be great as long as my head doesn't explode.

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