Sold out again, two months before the event, with 3500 attendees from 45 different countries, Devoxx Belgium 2015 kicked off its 6th installment on Monday, November 9th.
The leading European Java conference opened with two days of university sessions, which occur prior to the actual conference openning on Wedneday the 11th. As always, Devoxx is taking place in a cinema complex in Antwerp, with 232 speakers from all over the world, including extremely popular and knowledgeable technology gurus such as Venkat Subramaniam, Matt Raible, Maurice Naftalin, and Kirk Pepperdine.
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IoT is everywhere
New in the Devoxx ecosystem is the fact that Devoxx has become a brand of its own, with events in five separate countries welcoming over 10,500 Devoxxians every year. Moreover, also new in the closely watched IoT space, drone racing has been introduced, as well as electric, monowheel vehicles being available for usage and testing by attendees.
Furthermore, Devoxx LIVE will happen on the Wednesday and Thursday, with around 5 hours of streaming content delivering the best and most popular talks of the conference. A special focus is on incorporating new speakers, including rock star keynote speaker Professor Lawrence Krauss.
Devox is growing. There are now 8 parallel rooms during the conference, as well as 5 during the two preliminary university days, which is a serious increase over last year's 7 rooms for the entire conference and 4 for the university days.
In fact, Devoxx attendees should saddle up and prepare themselves for a lot of content dealing with the topics of microservices and Docker, which, as in all Java-related conferences nowadays, are clearly the most popular themes this year.
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