2019

What people said about JAlba 2019:

  • “I enjoyed very much this second edition of JAlba, as I enjoyed the first edition. I attended three different un-conferences, SoCraTes-FRance, JCrete and JAlba and I confess that I particularly like JAlba.”
  • “JAlba was great fun and a really valuable use of my time. The conversations we had gave me great insight into what others are thinking and what is the general thought in their part of the world. I think that it is a group of people with sufficiently different experiences to ensure it does not become some kind of echo chamber where everyone agrees with each other. This was the only conference I accepted to attend this year because I had such good memories from the previews year.”
  • “I really enjoyed every minute of JAlba! The conversations and contact with everyone was great.”
  • “Thank you again for a wonderful event! I’m looking forward to 2020 🙂
  • “I was really inspired by the passion and enthusiasm everyone seemed to have, not only for Java, but for their profession and for various projects, and that is definitely something valuable I took home with me.”
  • “I can’t think of anything I did not enjoy, to be honest.”
  • “The unconference format gives us a chance to discuss what we really care about in the Java Community, and JAlba gave us the space and time to do it thoughtfully and in great company too.”
  • “Fantastic time spent with a very friendly bunch of people, discussing, debating, and discovering many aspects of modern software craftsmanship in the context of Java. The time away from sessions was intensely about technology but also about human aspects of software. And all of that in fantastic surroundings of Edinburgh. Could not recommend it highly enough!”

What people wrote about JAlba 2019:

Pictures from that year (selected from the group collection)

The 2019 unconference programme:

Morning Afternoon Evening
Wednesday 22nd Welcome dinner at The Doric (Choice of menus)
Thursday 23rd Working sessions Trip to Culross Dinner at Hanam’s
Friday 24th Working sessions Boat tour – Inchcolm Island and The Bridges Whisky tasting at the Cannonball Restaurant and Bar
Unconference Dinner at the Cannonball
Saturday 25th Working sessions Free time in Edinburgh Farewell dinner at Howies Waterloo

Notes from the sessions:

A B C D
1
Session Convener Room Date/Time
2
Secure Docker Images Thomas Darimont Bow Room 23/5, 10:15
3
Testing Jim Gough Meeting Room 23/5, 10:15
4
Democratising Java Alex Theedom Library 23/5, 10:15
5
6
Becoming a Developer Advocate Jim Gough Library 23/5, 11:15
7
Which JDK version(s)? Andres Almiray Meeting Room 23/5. 11:15
8
Serverless Java Herman Lintfelt Bow Room 23/5, 11:15
9
10
Jose Poumard Meeting Room 24/5, 09:00
11
Testing in Production Jordan Stewart Library 24/5, 09:00
12
13
Sharing Craftsmanship Skills in a Team Ola Kunysz Bow Room 24/5, 10:15
14
Java EE/javax Meeting Room 24/5, 10:15
15
Adciidoc Simon Schell Library 24/5, 10:15
16
17
Quick Performance Testing Jean Bisutti Meeting Room 24/5, 11:30
18
Social Impact of Tech
Maurice Naftalin/Alex Theedom
Bow Room 24/5, 11:30
19
Graal VM Daniel Drozdzewski Library 24/5, 11:30
20
21
Lightning Talks Meeting Room 25/5, 9:00
22
Build Your Own Tools? Michal Trojanowski Library 25/5, 9:00
23
24
Quasar/Project Loom
Tomasz Borek/Matthew Gilliard
Meeting Room 25/5, 10:15
25
Service Mesh Nick Ebbitt Library 25/5, 10:15
26
Modules Mike Cinteza Bow Room 25/5, 10:15
27
28
Build Tools Robert/Andres/Matthew Meeting Room 25/5, 11:30
29
Mentoring & Learning Herman Library 25/5, 11:30
30
Procrastination Dmitry Vyazelenko Bow Room 25/5, 11:30