JCrete® 2019

All you need for JCrete® is this

Most of the time you will be in the water, talking about Java (Thanks Anna Pepperdine for a fantastic logo for 2018!)

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Or hacking away on another cool open-source project

Or eating, dancing and drinking with your friends and family (everyone joins)

And helping create each day’s schedule, lazily of course

Who is Invited?

JCrete® is an invitation-only conference.  There is no conference fee and you cannot buy a seat (a lot have tried …)

However, we also have an open lottery that you can join if you would like to try for a seat.  Please enter your details here.  Please give us enough information to help us decide whether to include your name in the lottery.


JCrete® officially kicks off on Sunday the 14th of July 2019 at 8pm at the Orthodox Academy of Crete Conference Centre and ends on Friday the 19th of July after lunch. JCrete4Kids will take place on Saturday 20th of July at the OAC.

We recommend flying to Chania (CHQ). Heraklion (HER) is possible, but it will take longer for you to get to our venue in Kolymbari.


JCrete® is completely funded by its attendees. We each pay the Orthodox Academy of Crete for using their facilities, lunch and two dinners. If you’d like a t-shirt or towel with our logo on it, you pay for it. If you’d like to stay in a 5-star hotel, you pay for it. Dinner, excursion, rental car? Yep, you pay for it. Your flights to Crete and airport transfer? Good guess, it’s yours. We all pay, even the disorganizers. We deliberately do not have any corporate sponsors.

We also pass around hats to collect money for local schools to support their IT infrastructure. Thank You Letter From Kolymvari Junior High School.

We are doing it for the love of it. You will feel this passion the moment you set foot in the academy. It will inspire you and you will have a fantastic experience that is unparalleled in the Java world.