20-24 July 2015

The hottest Java conference in the world!


JCRETE™ 2015

This is the fifth JCrete™ unconference to take place from 20-24 July 2015 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete conference centre. And we expect to have many Java experts attending. In previous years we had Kirk Pepperdine, Martin Thompson, Ben Evans, Jeff Genender, Andres Almiray, Stephen Chin, Maurice Naftalin, Heinz Kabutz, Marc Hoffmann, Michael Hunger and many other well known Java fundis attending.

This is the only conference where:

  • you can mix a holiday with a world-class learning experience
  • meet Java Champions and geeks that share the same interests as you
  • learn about some of the cool new Java technologies available
  • talk about Java in the middle of the sea, surrounded by little fish and clear waters
  • participate directly in the running of the event
  • explore Crete and enjoy the Mediterranean sea and sun
  • discover the unique Cretan hospitality and taste the most delicious Cretan cuisine
  • and last but not least, become part of the Java Specialists Community and make some great friends



The JCrete™ unconference will be held at the Orthodox Academy of Crete conference centre in Kolymvari, Chania, Crete located right next to the Cretan Sea, with stunning beaches close by.

They have a long tradition in running several conferences. It is a pace, much better than their website makes it out to be. You will be pleasantly surprised, especially when you have breakfast out on the balcony overlooking the Cretan sea.


Cool Excursions

What would be the ideal conference for you? How about this one?

  • Wake up in a place where the sun is always shinning, with a temperature just perfect, with the air smelling sea.
  • Attend the conference trying to make the best of it
  • Taste one of the most delicious cuisines in the world
  • After the conference, go for swimming in the sea and/or sunbath drinking a glass of your favourite cocktail
  • Continue tasting delicious food in a local taverne
  • Or do something else, like water sports, walk a gorge, hiking, climbing, trekking or else
  • Enjoy the balmy evenings by chatting about Java over a couple of beers at the local pubs/bars/cafeterias
Do I need to say more?


What is an Unconference?

The open spaces unconference is the coolest structure for exchanging ideas. In essence, the event will be as great as we make it.

  • Whoever shows up are the right people
  • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
  • Whenever it starts is the right time
  • When it’s over, it’s over.
Be prepared to be surprised! :-) Engage with the process.

For more inforrmation check: Wikipedia on Open Space Technology.