Category archive for Conferences

Velocity Conference Amsterdam 2015

I went to the Velocity Conference in Amsterdam last week. It’s about building faster web apps at scale, mostly from an app performance and operations point of view.

Spring I/O: Redis-backed HTTP sessions

When you have the pleasant problem of trying to handle lots and lots of users, you quickly realize that tracking user state in the HTTP session doesn’t scale very well. To keep each session in memory could consume quite a lot of memory, for example, and distributing the session across multiple nodes is a bit […]

Spring I/O 2015 – intro

If you work with Java development, you will sooner or later come in contact with the Spring framework. It is a technology which started as a series of design patterns for J2EE development, but very quickly got its own following and ended up being a much more convenient alternative to the at that time very […]

On innovation and digital disruption at Dagsvara 2015

This week I attended ”Dagsvara”, a conference in Stockholm organized by WAN-INFRA. Dagsvara used to be a lot about production for print, but the focus has in recent years shifted to business development for newspapers. The theme for this year was “Innovation and digital disruption in the news media industry”. A short summary of some […]

UX conference in San Francisco

About three weeks ago I left for San Francisco to participate in a UX conference hosted by Nielsen Norman Group called Usability Week at the Omni hotel in the financial district. They describe the event as “all-day, immersive training courses teach practical skills and offer design recommendations that you can apply immediately.” This appealed to me as it gave […]