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Update 24/08/2015 : some helpful people pointed out that I’ve missed a couple of other notable conferences here, including:


It’s almost that time of the year again, that last stretch of the year when we have so many good conferences in UK and Europe.




First we have quite a treat in Kats Conf, on the 12th Sep in Dublin. An unbelievable list of speakers include Joe Armstrong, Francesco Cesarinni, Edwin Brady, Amanda Laucher and Phil Trelford!

Sessions span across a number of FP languages – Erlang, Scala, F#, Idris to name a few.

What’s more, it’s great value for money. Ticket is only 25 euro, and if you fancy going to Erlang Factory Lite the day before you can even get a combo ticket for 50 euro.



Shortly after Kats Conf, there’s DevDay in Krakow on 17th and 18th Sep, with some well known speakers in the .Net space including our very own F# machine learning expert Mathias Brandewinder!



Then on the 26th Sep, there’s DDD East Anglia over in Cambridge, a one-day free event that’s organised by developers for developers.

The programme is not out yet but looks like I’ll be giving my “F# in the Real World” talk there.



Rounding off a rather busy September, there’s code.talks in Hamburg on the 29th and 30th Sep. I’ll be giving my “Tour of Programming Languages” talk there and I’m really looking forward to visiting Hamburg for the first time.




Hot on the heels of OSCON in Portland, it’s coming to Europe for the first time, in Amsterdam on 26th and 27th of Oct.

Some pretty cool tech companies will be there – GitHub, DataStax, Google, ThoughtWorks, PayPal, Heroku and Spotify to name a few! I will be talking about “Modelling Game Economy with Neo4j” there.

Rachel Reese from Jet.com is also coming over from the US to talk about building reactive services with F#!



CodeMesh has been my favourite conference the last couple of years and it’s the place to be to learn about emerging technologies and languages from some of the best people in the industry.

This year, you can learn from the likes of:

  • Sir Tony Hoare (Turing Award Winner)
  • John Hughes (QuickCheck)
  • Robert Virding (co-creator of Erlang)
  • Don Syme (creator of F#)
  • Joe Armstrong (co-creator of Erlang)
  • Evan Czaplicki (creator of Elm)
  • Stefan Karpinski (co-creator of Julia)
  • William Byrd (co-creator of miniKanren)
  • Bruce Tate (author of the 7 languages in 7 weeks books)
  • and F# superstars Phil Trelford and Tomas Petricek!

Seriously, if you’re looking for a conference that’ll challenge you intellectually (and honestly, hurt your brain a little!) then CodeMesh is the place to be on November 3rd and 4th in London!



Over in Malmo, there’s also Oredev from November 4th to 6th, which is a very well attended conference with thousands of attendees each year.

I have heard plenty of good things about Malmo and Oredev, and it was personally recommended by Phil Trelford so you just know it’s gonna be good!

And this year there’ll be a good F# presence, with Rachel Reese, Paulmichael Blasucci, Evelina Gabasova and myself all talking about F# 

Oh, and Adam Tornhill (who you might know as the author of Code as Crime Scene) will be there too.



Finally, BuildStuff is happening again from November 18th to 20th. It’s still early days and only a couple of speakers have been confirmed but already you can count the likes of Uncle Bob, Michael Feathers, Trisha Gee, Randy Shoup, Pieter Hintjens and Kevlin Henney amongst them.

Based on my experience from last year, I’m sure BuildStuff is going to be great again this year.


With so many great conferences coming up, I’m really excited to be able to learn from some of the best people in the industry and hope to catch you at some of these events!

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