Talks I Gave at Conferences and Meetups

Here is the list of talks I gave at conferences and meetups (and I try to keep this list up to date): 2018-04 – Baking A Microservice PI(e) (with Roberto Cortez) – Devoxx UK (London, UK) 2017-11 – Baking A Microservice PI(e) (with Roberto Cortez) – Devoxx (Antwerp, Belgium) 2017-05 – The PluraSight Experience (with Koffi Sessi) – Devoxx UK (London, UK) 2017-04 […]

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CDI and Forge Talks in Europe and Morocco

Are you going to JavaOne? Well I’m not! But instead I’ll be doing some talks in October and November in Europe and Morocco. Four years ago I toured central Europe giving CDI talks. Next week I’ll start another tour with CDI and Forge talks. Here is my schedule : Tuesday 20th of October – JUG Frankfurt (Map) : Talk on JBoss Forge […]

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Speaking at JavaOne 2013

Last time I was at JavaOne, the conference was organized by a company called Sun Microsystems, at a unique location (Moscone Center) and most of my friends were wearing a blue t-shirt. I was very excited, it was my first JavaOne and I was giving a few talks about the JCP. I met dozens of people (Stephen Colebourne, Michael Nascimento […]

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To inject or not to inject: CDI is the question

Two weeks ago I did a little tour around several JUGs and conferences to talk about dependency injections with CDI. The final goal of this road movie was to end up at GeeCon in Krakow. It was my second time at GeeCon and I have to say that this conference is like good wine : getting better with age. This community based conference is on its third edition and attracts people through out central and eastern Europe. Plenty of good speakers, nice location, skilled attendees... and a lot of fun (GeeCon organizers are party addicts). So make sure you mark this conference into your agenda for next year....

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A week in central Europe… with CDI

I haven't talked much lately at conferences or JUGs. The last one was Devoxx in November 2010 and I have been quite ever since (working on some other plans ;o) But it's time to do a bit of touring again. This time it will be Central Europe and the topic with injection in CDI. The presentation of the talk is To inject or not to inject: CDI is the question and the description roughly is :

After a quick introduction of CDI (Contexts and Dependency Injection) I will concentrate on dependency injection and the type-safe approach on injection in CDI. If you are fed up of using String based configuration, come to this talk and have a type-safe journey on CDI.

How come I am touring again ? Everything started with an invitation from my friends at GeeCon. I discovered GeeCon in 2009. It was the first edition of this conference in Cracow (Poland) created by the local user group.

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Java EE 6 at the GeeCon conference

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be talking at the GeeCON conference about Java EE 6. Proud because this conference is the first edition and has been created by the Polish JUG. A few months ago, Grzegorz Duda asked me if I was interested in speaking there. I’m always ready when it comes to talk for JUGs. GeeCON is a […]

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Java EE 6 : What’s up next

I was invited to the YaJUG (Yes Another JUG) in Luxembourg. I gave a talk about what's coming next in Java EE 6. It was a very nice venue with nice people. I offered 3 copies of my book that were given to different attendees.

During the break I had lots of question about Java EE 6 and, of course, the impact it will have on other frameworkd such as Spring. Well, I have a personal point of view on that matter… but only future will tell ;o)

You can see other photos of the event on IT News web site.

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Speaking at the TSS Symposium

Soon (18–20 June) starts the TSS Symposiumconference in Prague. A great conference with good speakers in a beautiful city. Well, this time I‘ll be speaking there. In fact, I‘ll be giving two talks : Building Enterprise Applications Using Glassfish . I‘ll talk about administrating GlassFish instances in general and in a cluster in particular. In this session, you will learn […]

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JavaOne : a nostalgic portuguese touch

It is my first JavaOne, so I can‘t really compare. But something tells me that 5 years ago JavaOne was about… Java. Today, it feels different. There are plenty of technical sessions about other languages and on the top selling books at JavaOne, three are about other languages (Groovy and JavaFX). Even James Gosling talked about Scala . And I […]

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JavaOne : Opening up the JCP

Today was an interesting day at JavaOne. I first started meeting a giant Duke in the busy corridors of the Moscone Center Then I met Aaron Houston (the Sun guy who helps the JUGs around the world) who gave the Paris JUG a Sun Spot . The idea is to use the spot in a collaborative way so the JUG […]

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Community One

Today was the Community One. Not exactly JavaOne yet, free of charge, and mostly based on communities. The idea is to bring different communities on board such as JUGs, GlassFish, Open Solaris, Linux, NetBeans and so on. Community One is also based at the Moscone Center and feels sometimes like a warm up for JavaOne. You see geeks everywhere playing […]

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Speaking at JavaOne

As a young JUG Leader I’ve been invited by Sun to JavaOne (thanks to Aaron Houston). It‘s my first time at JavaOne so I‘m very excited to attend conferences, BOFs and plenty of organized diners or unconferences. It‘s going to be a busy week, but I‘m ready (I arrived yesterday in San Francisco and already had a good night sleep to recover the 12 hours flight and 9 hours difference with Paris). I came here to grab as much information as I can (on Java and JUGs) and take it back home. But, surprisingly, I‘ve just been asked by Corina Ulescu (JCP PMO) to talk about the JCP. I bit like what I did at the QCon back in March. I am going to participate at a round table moderated by Patrick Curran (Chair of the JCP). I will share the table with Stephen Colebourne, Michael Nascimento Santos, Alex Buckley, Kay Glahn, Rod Johnson and Dalibor Topic. We will be asked the following questions : Do we need standards at all in an open-source world? Why not just build systems on top of open-source implementations? How can the JCP call itself an open standards organization when it‘s dominated by the big corporate players and it conducts its business behind closed doors? Should the JCP adopt open-source processes for developing specifications, reference implementations, and conformance test suites (TCKs)? What role can non-corporate members (individuals, user-groups, open-source projects) play in the JCP? […]

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Back from QCon

Second conference in London in less that 6 months (Grails Exchange in October). It‘s always good to be back in London (where I lived for 2 years) except for public transport (Circle Line wasn‘t working on Thursday… again). The conference is held at the Queen Elisabeth just facing the Westminster Abbey. Very nice to look at during the breaks. I‘ve […]

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First evening at JavaPolis

The first very good news of JavaPolis is that since the 9th of december, the Thalys train (from Paris to Antwerp) stops at the central train station, in the heart of the city. Before, the station was quite far from the city. I arrived with David at 5:30pm, we quickly ran to the hotel to checkin, and then we took a taxi to JavaPolis. There we met the JUG Leaders and off we went to a brewery in the town center. The idea of this diner was to have JUG leaders (and speakers) in the same room to exchange. And that‘s what I did. I talked to a lot of people (some I don‘t even know their names, sorry) about running a Java User Group. Bruno Bussola from JUG Torino gave me some good tips on how to get some sponsors. Paris Apostolopoulos, from the Java Hellenic User Group in Athens, is quite a character. He is full of energy and told us how he always kept faithful in creating his JUG, even when the times were tough (meetings with only a few friends…). Later, Stephan Janssen (BeJUG) came to me and said “I‘m tryin to get James Gosling coming to Europe. I‘ve sent the Italians and Greeks to convice him to come, go, talk to him, and tell him to come”. So I did. I spent 10 minutes on a one on one talking to James Gosling (hope someone […]

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