JCrete® 2018

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

Thank you to all those who entered the lottery for a seat.  We will do the draw soon.


JCrete® officially kicks off on Sunday the 22nd of July 2018 at 8pm at the Orthodox Academy of Crete Conference Centre and ends on Friday the 27th of July after lunch.  JCrete4Kids will take place on Saturday 28th of July in the OAC.

We recommend flying to Chania (CHQ)Heraklion (HER) is possible, but it will take a lot 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.