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GOTO Amsterdam 2015: The Microservices track

April 29th, 2015 by

Big hypes, clear trends and micro services


When we started discussing the tracks for GOTO Amsterdam in november 2014, we took Gartners Hype cycle and used it to plot technologies we had on our radar. It sort of looked like the picture found above. We see Microservices as a very interesting topic. It was Martin Fowler and James Lewis who raised more awareness in this article.

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GOTO Update – GOTO Night Docker & Conference update

January 23rd, 2015 by

Docker – An Introduction & Its Uses

Monday 19th of January we held the first GOTO Night of 2015. This evening was about Docker and was hosted by ABN AMRO.

ABN AMRO welcomes everybody

Over 110 registered users, listened to Adrian Mouat explaining why Docker is such an exciting technology. After the break we had an interactive session between the panel, consisting of Jamie Dobson and Adrian Mouat, and the audience. This Question & Answer session was led by Mark Coleman. Read the rest of this entry »

October GOTO Nights in Amsterdam – Lean Enterprise, Machine Translation & DevOps

October 1st, 2013 by

The dates for GOTO Amsterdam 2014 have been set: June 19 and 20! Registration has already started and the first early bird discount ends at December 11. Register here to make sure your spot is reserved!

But in case you still need convincing that the GOTO conferences are the best in town, I invite you to attend one of our FREE GOTO Nights and see for yourself.

For October we have two very interesting nights planned.

The first one is a single session night, held upcoming Friday (Oct. 4) at the Trifork Amsterdam office and starting at 18.00. The speaker is Jez Humble, author of Continuous Delivery (read Martin Fowlers take on the book) and currently working at ThoughtWorks. His presentation will be about how to innovate inside large organisations, using Lean principles. A must for all of you IT managers that want to stimulate intrapreneurship within your organisation.

The second night will be held on a Monday evening (Oct. 14) starting at 18.00 at the Trifork Amsterdam office. This time the first session will be by Bas van Ooyen, who is a data scientist at Owlin, where he does real-time news analytics. His session will be specifically on Machine translation and the state of affairs in that respect. Next up for this GOTO Night is Michael T. Nygard, author of various books, including Release It!. During his session Five Years of DevOps: Where are we now? Michael will shed some light on the world of DevOps, “what’s the old-but-good, and where we still need to advance”.

No need to worry about your appetite, we will serve pizza’s and beers.

Sign up now for these GOTO Nights to reserve your seat! Hope to see you there!

Mark your calendars: 12-12-12 – GOTO Night Amsterdam – Erik Meijer and Timan Rebel

November 22nd, 2012 by

The first GOTO Night is a fact! With Erik Meijer and Timan Rebel!

Yes! It’s time for the first GOTO Night in the run toward our highly valued event GOTO Amsterdam 2013. We have been able to attract great names for this evening for which we are very proud. Every year we organize the GOTO Amsterdam event and in 2013 we are happy to announce the third GOTO Amsterdam edition. To give an idea on this event, we are eager on organizing GOTO Nights and we already had several in the previous years. At the previous GOTO Nights we welcomed Shay Banon (Founder of Elasticsearch), Kresten Krab, Karl Krukow, Michael Franken, Jim Webber and many others.

Erik Meijer

On the already legendary date 12-12-12, Erik Meijer will share his ideas in his talk ‘Open Sytems – Actors and Cloud’. In this talk he will discuss the evolution from the pre-cloud era to an era where highly available stateful actors use a programming model for the outside of the cloud while still allowing for the traditional programming models on the inside. Erik is a speaker who is much known in the developer spheres. His strength is that he takes difficult problems and he shows how these can be addresses through simple and elegant solutions.  In his talks Erik always shows a lot of enthusiasm, he knows how to make it entertaining and he still keeps it challenging.

Erik Meijer is a computer scientist, programmer, software architect and leader of a cloud programmability team at Microsoft; and Professor of Cloud Programming at Delft Technical University. His accomplishments include major contributions to C#, the design of LINQ and Rx Reactive Extensions recently open sourced by Microsoft. His research at Microsoft has included work on Volta, CLR to JS; NoSql and democratizing for the cloud. Prior to Microsoft Erik has been an active researcher and developer in the Haskell community. Erik has been recognized twice by his peers at Microsoft as one of Microsoft s’ most valued and respected engineers.

Timan Rebel

Our other speaker Timan Rebel is the founder of the Snowsciety app. The Snowsciety app is an app which has been already named as the Social Tom Tom of the piste. It has won the prestigious price, the next web Award for best business to consumer application, even before the app had actually launched. The Snowsciety app is a social tracking app in which skiers and snowboarders can track their routes, locations and their performance.  With 45 million people in the European Union, US and Canada, where 50 percent has a smart phone, Timan has a very large market. A market that can’t be ignored. Timan Rebel will tell all about his app, how it started and discuss the technical background it has which he will be giving at our GOTO Night.

Timan Rebel is a serial entrepreneur, with eleven years of experience and a consultant at Rebelic. In 2001 Timan started with, the first social network in the Netherlands, which grew out to be the largest social network for young people in the Netherlands. Which took the lead in the development of social network in the Netherlands. At Rebelic, Timan is an expert on social media and therefore he advises companies how to deal with social media and he is an advocate of the use of the techniques involved in Agile project management which he used for companies as Yamaha Motors, The Next Web and Techcrunch. With such a track record we are proud to have Timon as a speaker for our first GOTO Night at 12-12-12.

So join us and sign up for the GOTO Night at 12-12-12 with free beers and fingerfood thanks to our sponsor and host located in the center of Amsterdam, E-Buddy.

We hope to see you then!

Date Wednesday, December 12th, 2012
Time 19:00 / 7PM
Venue/Host eBuddy
Address Keizersgracht 585, Amsterdam

April Newsletter

April 4th, 2012 by

Spring is here and hopefully the longer days mean we can pack them full of great things to do in work & play! This month’s issue is a quick news flash on some things we have planned & on offer for the coming days, weeks & months and hopefully you can join us at some of these events.

2 days to go…

…until our monthly (free) Tech Meeting which is on Thursday 5th April 2012, served as always with ice cold beer & pizza. On the program this month are the following sessions:

– Apache HTTP: Even if this project doesn’t need an introduction anymore; to celebrate its 17th birthday (and the recently released version 2.4), we would like to invite you to a presentation of the Apache HTTP server and some of the most used modules.

– Insight into Clojure, including syntax & data structures, a common interface to rule them all: sequences, code as data for a programmable programming language (macros) and much more.

Sign up here.

ElasticSearch at GOTO night

elastic search logoOn April 19th Orange11 & Trifork will host yet another GOTO night at Pakhuis de Zwijger. Our last event was a great success and attracted over 60 attendees and the feedback was very positive.

This time we hope for just as much interest especially seen as we are lucky to line up Shay Banon founder of ElasticSearch, who will host a full hands on session, no slides, driven by real life usage of ElasticSearch.

Our second speaker will be announced later this week. There are limited spaces so make sure you register your interest.

Sign up now!

Training session at Berlin Buzzwords

bbuzzwords_logo_social_witheardate(1).pngBerlin Buzzwords is the event that focuses on scalable search, data-analysis in the cloud and NoSQL-databases. With more than 30 talks and presentations of international speakers specific to the three tags “search”, “store” and “scale” this year registrations are storming in.

Once again this year we will offer training opportunities the two days following the event (6th & 7th June). On popular demand we will host a special Lucene & Solr training in a location very close to Urania in Berlin.

For all Berlin Buzzwords delegates we offer a EUR 300 discount so for more information & registration check out our website now. Discount code berlinbuzzwordsvip.

GOTO discount for Orange11 blog readers


The GOTO event this year is promised to be even bigger & better, the new location of the Beurs van Berlage (Stock Exchange) is a highlight in itself. As for the top-notch speakers they include some well-known names in the industry including Simon Brown the founder of Coding the Architecture and Greg Young co-founder and CTO of IMIS, a stock market analytics firm in Vancouver BC.

Readers that sign up now can enjoy a further EUR 75 discount off the conference price. Use the discount code orange11vip when signing up.

Also don’t forget the price goes up every day, but you can freeze the price the moment at which you show your interest.

Special training session prior to GOTO Amsterdam

The same Lucene & Solr training we offer above in Berlin will also be available in Amsterdam prior to GOTO Amsterdam. GOTO delegates can also enjoy a EUR 300 discount so for more information & registration check out our website now. Discount code gotovip.

This is a PUBLIC TRAINING so also open to non-GOTO attendees as well.

Click here for more information.

Don’t miss out on our Spring special offer


We mentioned last month that we have launched a special offer for onsite Solr & Lucene training. The Spring Sale offers 25% off a 2-day training offered by our own active and leading Lucene & Solr committers and contributors. The training covers firstly how the Apache Lucene engine operates and thereafter introduces Solr in detail. It also includes advance search functionalities, data indexing and last but not least performance tuning and scalability.

It’s already proved to be very popular, but remember the offer is limited to the month of April so make sure you sign up now via our website.

Interesting reads…

So if you have any time left over after all the events, our earlier blogs here have also proved a popular read, they covered:

Using the spring-data project and the mongodb adapter specifically

Vaadin portlets with add-ons in Liferay

Spring Insight

So that ‘s all for now folks, more in the month of May.

Free GOTO Night – Calabash & Agile – March 12

February 23rd, 2012 by

We are organizing another free GOTO Night on behalf of the GOTO Amsterdam 2012 conference. The date is March 12 and it starts at 19.00 at Pakhuis de Zwijger. This time we have two very interesting talks:

“Introducing Calabash” by Karl Krukow and “Agile Talk” by Michael Franken

Please sign up here (as seating is limited)