Recently, I attended the Kotlin programming language conference, aptly named KotlinConf, to learn about the latest developments in the language. Naturally, my first idea for this blog was to list the top takeaways of the talks I attended. However, I thought it could be more useful for those who aren’t familiar with Kotlin yet to […]
Last Thursday I attended the NLUUG DevOps conference in Bunnik, near Utrecht. The NLUUG is the Dutch UNIX user group. In this blog I will summarize the talks I attended, some fun things I learned and I will discuss my own talk about continuous integration at a large organization.
It was a while ago, but I still wanted to share this my insight from Saturday 27th October, was the first all-day conference of the Amsterdam Clojurians which took place in the offices of Backbase. As a Clojure beginner and recent attendee of the meetup, I joined as it was a great opportunity to find a […]
Yes, Berlin Buzzwords is back on the 4th & 5th June 2012! This really is only conference for developers and users of open source software projects, focusing on the issues of scalable search, data-analysis in the cloud and NoSQL-databases. All the talks and presentations are specific to three tags; “search”, “store” and “scale”.. Looking back […]
We are proud to announce that Google will present their new programming language “DART” at GOTO Amsterdam. Kasper Lund will do the opening keynote speech on Thursday, October 13th. Join us at GOTO Amsterdam and get first-hand details. http://gotocon.com/amsterdam-2011/speaker/Kasper+Lund Enjoy over 40 presentations and 13 tracks, provided by some of the world’s leading software development […]
This february I gave a talk on Mahout clustering at FOSDEM 2011 where I demonstrated how to cluster Seinfeld episodes. A few people wanted to know how to run this example so I write up a short blog about it. In just a few minutes you can run the Seinfeld demo on your own machine.
Last saturday, february 5th, FOSDEM 2011 hosted the DataDevRoom where talks were given on topics surrounding data analysis with free and open source software. I was there and gave an introductory talk on clustering with Apache Mahout. In case you missed the conference, read on to learn about some of the talks or checkout the […]
A little while ago, I was delighted to present two introductory Mahout – Taste talks, at Lucene Eurocon and Berlin Buzzwords. I received quite a lot of good feedback about the presentations and have been asked by a few attendees to post them. If you’re one of those attendees or you missed the presentation, you […]
I left SpringSource about 6 weeks ago and haven’t really concerned myself with a lot of technical things since then. As part of my job at SpringSource I used to speak at conferences a lot. This week I had one of my first conventions ever where I purely had a commercial role and not so […]