This April I’m going to attend the first eddition of the 33rd Degree Conference in Kraków. Not only does it have an exceptional theme (check out the web page!), but also has attracted several interesting speakers.
For some reason I am most interested in the non-Java talks and workshops given by Neal Ford (The Productive Programmer, Functional Thinking (hey, Clojure!) and Abstraction Distractions) and Linda Rising (Deception and Estimation). If there was a “Productivity and Psychology for Developers” conference, I would be the first to sign up for it.
Then there is a promising talk by Michael Nygard on scalability, as well as two sessions by Matthew McCullough on Git and Hadoop (both high on my to-learn list). Last but not least, a whole lot of more or less predictable talks on Java (mostly but not only EE).
I wish there was more Clojure and less Groovy on the schedule. Maybe next year. Anyway, the agenda is packed with interesting events and I expect it to be three very interesting and productive days.