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Retrospect: GOTO Amsterdam

October 19th, 2011 by

Last week Trifork and Dutchworks (f.k.a. JTeam) organized the GOTO Amsterdam conference for the first time at Krasnapolsky Hotel at Dam square. We believe it was a great software development conference. It offered a great line up of speakers and sessions. The level of the sessions was much higher than any other conference in The Netherlands and the crowd reflected that.

One of the nice things about GOTO Amsterdam is the nice and cosy atmosphere with lots of mingling. During the conference, but also at the parties afterwards, speakers and attendees had a great time exchanging ideas and the things they picked up during the day.

Some of the testimonials about #gotoams on twitter:

@cdegroot: #gotoams was awesome! See you all next year….

@freekl: On my way back from a most excellent #gotocon. Thx everyone, see you next year! #gotoams

@Bultje76: #gotoams was really nice, see you next time!

@ironshay: So GOTO Amsterdam is over. I had tons of fun! Thanks to the organizers and everyone who made it such a success #gotoams

@fra3k: @herberr #GotoAms was really awesome. A lot of doors have been opened in my mind. Bought 2 books on Javascript because of this 🙂

@stokpop: #gotoams was fun! Walked away with lots of inspiration.

@machielg: #GOTOams was awesome.

@lucacavanna: @machielg I completely agree! Awesome! #GOTOams

@anneveling: #gotoams exceeded my expectations : great content, great people #thanks

@frisito: Marvelous two day conference #gotoams. Kevlin’s keynote was cool and very useful! Thanks all.
@frisito: Oops, I forgot the evaluation form. Anyway, it was a lot of fun #gotoams

So far some testimonials… Just to inform you, we are already planning the next GOTO Amsterdam, probably before the summer of 2012. In order not to miss it, keep checking the GOTO website or ours… Hope to see you all there!

Lastly, I don’t want to keep this great example of ‘Cool & Useless’ from Kevlin Henney’s closing keynote (unfortunately out-of-stock):

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