Fàilte gu Alba

After more than 20 years, Java is still at the head of programming languages. For even longer, Scotland (called in Gaelic “Alba”) has been at the head of the world’s nations. What could make more sense than to put the two together, with a Java unconference in Edinburgh, the Athens of the North? Fifty super-interesting Java people met here for three days in May 2018 to talk about—well, about everything that interested them. And to enjoy Edinburgh—the UK’s best place to visit—with world-class architecture, superb scenery, Scotland’s history concentrated into a few hundred metres, and of course the world’s best whisky!

JAlba 2018 was a great experience, according to the participants—so much so that the disorganisers were “persuaded” to promise them a (slightly) bigger and (even) better edition next year—JAlba 2019! If you’d like an invitation, contact us by e-mail or, to hear the news as the plans develop, follow us on Twitter.