Wednesday, October 10, 2012

GOTO Aarhus 2012 in Denmark summary

I was last week in Denmark at the awesome GOTO Aarhus 2012 conference. I was not sure what to expect, but leading up to the conference there was a lot of social media activity and we even were able to win a GOTO hoodie, thanks to the GOTO organization.

There were a lot of attendees and most were obviously enterprise developers interested in serious solutions and best practices. There were over 80 presentations and I gave mine on JBoss BRMS Best Practices, slides available online.

The organization had a dinner planned one evening for all attendees and it included a Viking show with  sword fighting and lots of laughter related to smashing Apple products. We hosted a few partners and there was beer available at our stand. Denmark is famous for its beer drinkers, in case you were not aware of that!

I received my session reviews inside of 30 minutes by email, which is something I really liked. I wish more conferences would do that.

My trip there involved a flight, a car ride and a boat ride to cross the ocean to the region holding Aarhus. This is fun as most travel today is fly to a conference and fly home. Below you find the link to the pictures I gathered in my time at GOTO Aarhus, but there is also an Instagram Feed available that shows you a much better impression of this great conference.

I am looking forward to attending another one in the future and suggest you either submit a talk or attend the next one in your area. They are listed on the GOTO site.