Last weekend, Voxxed packed its bags and left London’s concrete jungle for the sunny shores of lake of Lugano in Switzerland for Voxxed Days Ticino. With workshops taking place on Friday 17th April and the main action on Saturday 18th, the second Voxxed Days event didn’t disappoint.
Whilst it was great to see that an international crowd had gathered for this event, with ten different countries in total represented, there was a decidedly regional flavour. Over 50% of attendees came from the local area, and two thirds of presentations were in Italian.
Event supporter Mark Hazell commented that it was great to see the number of people who’d given up their weekend to attend. He added; “What was also fantastic was to see the number of Rock Star speakers who’d gathered in this often overlooked bit of Europe. Big events usually happen in major cities like Brussels or Paris, so it was fantastic to see this really vibrant local tech community getting some attention.”
As you’d expect, there was an incredibly diverse panel of speakers, with subjects covered ranging from Juergen Heller’s keynote that travelled through the 12 year Spring open source journey, to Cloud Foundry and Docker, and Mobile UX. Check out the videos below for a taste of what went on:
Mark Hazell chats to Joe Nagy from Pivotal and Bravofly’s Corrado Casto. We discuss their reasons for backing the event, and why they see value in backing open source tools that developers love to use.
Nosheen Zaza chats to Federico Yankelevich about her Voxxed Days Ticino session, which focused on what’s new and noteworthy in Java 8 .
Coming (Very) Soon…Voxxed Days Istanbul (May 9th 2015)
If you’re interested in a jaunt to Turkey, mingling with some truly elite international speakers, and experiencing a diverse and dynamic tech community, Voxxed Days Istanbul is just around the corner. Click here for the full details. And, if you’ve already got your tickets booked, we can’t wait to see you there.