DevoxxFR 2013, the conference for passionate developers that took place in Paris France last week , is over and the long easter week-end after it was well appreciated. The 3 days conference has been great for ForgeRock, and so busy for the whole staff that I couldn’t find the time to blog or even tweet during the conference. I spent most of my time on the booth, and didn’t get a chance to see any session. The only sessions I could fully participate in were the JUG Leaders BOF and my own Conference presentation about “Security for enterprises in a cloudy and mobile world” (See the presentation in French, on Parleys). That presentation was well attended and seemed to have caught interest, by judging from the number of questions that were asked during and after the presentation. Our booth has been busy. We’ve had interesting discussions with developers, architects, consultants about our company, about our products. We met a few members of our community, already using our products, and even customers 🙂
We’ve also discussed with a few engineers interested in the job positions that we have open in our Research and Development center in Grenoble, both in product development and quality engineering.
I’d like to thank the organizers for the great conference. And I hope that we’ll be able to have a strong presence next year.
I will be at the LavaJUG (Java User Group from Clermont-Ferrand, France) this Thursday from 19:00 to 21:00, presenting our experience with the OpenDJ project with building a highly scalable and high performance server in Java. The presentation is based on what I’ve already presented in a few JUG in France (AlpesJUG, MarsJUG, PoitouCharentesJUG,…) and Switzerland (JUG Lausanne), but has been updated with regards to GarbageFirst GC and the most recent HotSpot JVM.
Come to our conference session about “Enterprise Security in a Cloudy and Mobile World” (the session is in French). The session is on Friday 29th, from 11:45 to 12:35, in Miles Davis room. Mark it on your calendar, and if you miss it, make sure you stop by our booth (B3) to say hello and talk with some of our engineers. We will also be present at the HackerGarten on Wednesday from 14:00 to 18:00, should you want to have fun with one of our open source projects : OpenAM, OpenDJ or OpenIDM.
I was in Paris end of last week, attending the first edition of Devoxx France, a Java developers’ conference.
Devoxx is a well known and highly attended Java developers conference that takes place late fall in Antwerp. The French version has been initiated by the Paris Java User Group and has a similar structure but with 75% of the talks in French.
For a first edition, Devoxx France 2012 is a real success. Sold out 2 weeks before the event, over 1200 persons attended the 3 days’ conference. Yet, the conference felt human.
I was there only for the second and third days, as an attendee and as a co-speaker in the BOF session about Open Source Software in France.It was also the opportunity to meet and discuss with other developers, open source project leaders and potential customers.
Out of the talks that I’ve attended, I preferred the ones that were quite low level. Among them, 2 around hacking the JVM and the bytecode:
Julien Viet did a quickie (a 15 minutes talk) presenting a tool and open source project he released : CraSH, an interactive shell for the JVM.
I also enjoyed 2 presentations by Alex Snaps, one around concurrency and the CompareAndSet method. The other one about SizeOf or the difficulty to compute the exact size of Java objects, in order to improve large cache efficiency and management. I shall look at the ehcache project code, to see if we can leverage some of it for OpenDJ caches.
Also worth mentioning, 2 greats keynotes on the Friday morning with Pat Chanezon and Neal Ford.