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?

So JAlba 2020, the third edition of the coolest Java unconference on the planet, will kick off on 7th May 2020.

Note: this description does not refer
in any way to the Scottish climate 🙂

Around fifty super-interesting people will meet to spend three days talking about Java, the Java ecosystem, wider technology questions and, well, everything that interests 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!

Feedback on both JAlba 2018 and 2019 was very positive. Here is a sample of what people said:

  • “people’s openness and willingness to share knowledge. Organization was great also”
  • “excellent setup, high quality participants, very good atmosphere”
  • “great sessions, interesting afternoon program, good food”
  • “knowledgeable people, great location, whisky”
  • “building relationships with fellow passionate developers”
  • “the never ending conversations. The whole trip was just overflowing with ideas and stories”
  • “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”

Preregistration for JAlba 2020 is now open. It’s possible that applications this year will exceed the capacity of the venue, and highly likely that they will exceed the numbers who can join us in the Glencoe walking trip to follow. Preregistration will increase your chances on both!

Our venue, seen a few years back