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Hello, it’s been a while since I last wrote, work has kept me busy for a while – we’re making some interesting changes and experimenting with Docker again, so fun fun fun!
Anyhow, I thought I drop you a note to tell you about some of the cool conference that are happening around Europe in the next few months.
F# eXchange, London
This one is very close to home and to my heart, the first F#-only conference in London on the 17th April. The line up is amazing, full of people who have done amazing work to push F# forward and contributing towards the F# OSS ecosystem:
- Steffen Forkman, of the Fake and Paket fame
- Scott Wlaschin, of F# for Fun and Profit
- Don Syme, where would F# be without this man!
- Anh-Dung Phan, the man behind the Visual F# Power Tools
- Nick Palladinos, of the crazy smart gang at Nessos whom we can thank for the likes of MBrace, Streams, FsPickler, etc.
and we still haven’t even mentioned Tomas Petricek, Evelina Gabasova, Andrea Magnorsky, Robert Pickering, Ross McKinlay and Riccardo Terrell!
Of all the conferences I’ve listed here, this is definitely the one I’m looking forward to the most.
Lambda Days, Krakow
Happening this Thursday and Friday, 26th – 27th Feb, is Lambda Days which brings together a whole host of experts in the FP space. The conference has an entire track dedicated to research talks, which is amazing to see and an approach that I wish more conferences would adopt.
Lambda Days covers a diverse range of languages – F#, Scala, Clojure, Erlang, OCaml, Elm, Haskell and Idris. Bryan Hunter is on the programme committee, so you know it’s gonna be good!
Another big tech conference in London, spanning across 3 days from 4th – 6th March. This year’s QCon again covers all the host topics in the industry, ranging from IOT, reactive programming, microservices to DevOps and Docker.
Some awesome speakers are on show – Dan North, Martin Thompson, Kevlin Henney, Randy Soup, Pieter Hintjens, Howard Chu and Adam Tornhill (whose Code as a Crime Scene talk is well worth watching) just to name a small handful.
Over in Italy on the 28th March we have LambdaCon, which is the first FP-only conference in Italy I believe.
With 4 tracks + 2 workshops, covering quite a number of FP languages – F#, Scala, Clojure, TypeScript, Elm, Elixir, Erlang, Haskell and Rust – this one day event is one of the best value for money around. Tickets are almost sold out, so hurry up and get the last couple of late bird tickets.
Besides all the conference stuff you get to do, let me also say that Bologna’s reputation as the food capital of Italy is definitely well earned!
A two day conference on the 23rd – 24th April that brings together speakers from some of the biggest tech companies on the planet – PayPal, Netflix, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn, ThoughtWorks, Atlassian, JetBrains and Red Hat.
Not to mention some of the most respected people in the industry – Michael Feathers, Michael Nygard, Mitchell Hasimoto, Jessica Kerr, Dan North and Erik Meijer!
Joy of Coding, Rotterdam
A one day conference on the 29th May in Rotterdam, the full programme is not out yet, but the list of confirmed speakers looks promising already.
With so many awesome conference coming up, I’m excited to be able to learn from some of the best people in the industry (and burn a hole in my holiday allowance along the way..).
Hope to catch you at some of these events!
Hi, I’m Yan. I’m an AWS Serverless Hero and I help companies go faster for less by adopting serverless technologies successfully.
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Here is a complete list of all my posts on serverless and AWS Lambda. In the meantime, here are a few of my most popular blog posts.
- All you need to know about caching for serverless applications
- Choreography vs Orchestration in the land of serverless
- Are Lambda-to-Lambda calls really so bad?
- Lambda optimization tip – enable HTTP keep-alive
- You are wrong about serverless and vendor lock-in
- You are thinking about serverless costs all wrong
- Check-list for going live with API Gateway and Lambda
- How to choose the right API Gateway auth method
- AWS Lambda – should you have few monolithic functions or many single-purposed functions?
- Guys, we’re doing pagination wrong
- Top 10 Serverless framework best practices
- I left full-time employment, here’s what happened since
- How to break the “senior engineer” career ceiling
- My advice to junior developers