Michael Simons’ JCrete® 2017 Report

JCrete 2017: A once in a lifetime experience

In late 2016 I was chatting with @GeertjanW about #JCrete and what I have to do to get there: I’m neither a Java Champion nor has my book already been published. For whatever reason however @HeinzKabutz invited me to the special 2017 edition of JCrete with a bigger number of attendees.

I loved every single minute being part of an amazing unconference and even better, part of that community, but honestly: It wasn’t vacation at all. From early morning to late in the night surrounded by people that have something to say and with whom one can have a great discussion is rewarding but also exhausting. Discussions where really high level.

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Nick Ebbitt’s JCrete® 2016 Report

As the conference grew nearer the thought of joining up with so many talented people from the Java community was quite daunting. I believe at least 20% of attendees were Java Champions and many had made very important contributions to the Java ecosystem.

The setting for the conference was the Orthodox Academy of Crete (OAC) located in a small fishing village called Kolymbari on the north coast of the island. Most attendees stayed at the OAC, as well as it hosting the majority of the conference sessions.

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Simon Schell’s JCrete® 2017 Report (Deutsch)

Die aktuelle Woche gehört mit absoluter Sicherheit zu den Wochen meines Lebens, die ich nie vergessen werde. Aktuell bin ich auf Kreta und besuche die bis dato absolut beste Konferenz, die ich je besuchen durfte: JCrete. An dieser Stelle deswegen nochmal einen großen Dank an Heinz Kabutz für die Möglichkeit teilzunehmen. Allein in den ersten zwei Tagen habe ich bereits genug interessante Themen für den Rest des Jahres kennengelernt, über die ich am liebsten alle schreiben würde.  Weiter lesen …

Tomasz Nurkiewicz’s JCrete® 2016 Report

I don’t always write conference reviews. But when I do, they are about awesome ones. And JCrete was truly awesome. I got invited by Heinz Kabutz himself and this is pretty much the only way to get there. JCrete is an uncoference with no tickets and no designated speakers. Besides there is no conference fee but also everyone pays for themselves. This feels a lot more like a group of people meeting each other informally rather than a full-blown, very official conference.  Read more …