Events

Upcoming Events 2014

It’s been a while since I updated you on my travel plans, so now I’ve had some more conferences confirmed, I thought I would pass the information on.

Sevilla MUG March Madness

Last night the Sevilla MUG had our March Madness event. This was our largest event yet, with 36 people signed up. Although the aim of March Madness is to have a MongoDB Engineer at all the user groups this month, that’s not such a big deal for us as I live here, so this was also the first event where I wasn’t the main attraction - Javier gave a really great talk about the lessons learnt at SocialBro after using MongoDB in production for the last couple of years.

First presentation at the Virtual JUG!

Yesterday I had the privilege of presenting the very first session for vJUG, a new virtual Java User Group that allows us to span geographies when sharing talks and stories. I’m really interested in the vJUG idea, especially now I’m not in London - if we can find good ways to share knowledge without having to travel, that will help us reach people who don’t normally go to conferences or don’t have a local user group to go to.

Trisha's World Tour 2013

Quick update on my scheduled events this year.  Please feel free to suggest your MUG or JUG or other tech group as somewhere for me to visit on this Grand World Tour if I’m in your city.17-21st June - In New York - woohoo!  Getting to know Justin Lee, the newest member of the Java team, doing some pair programming (hopefully) and meeting people at the MongoDB Masters’ Summit on Thursday.24th June - STAC Summit, London - I’m not presenting, but I’ll be there “networking” (a.k.a.

2013 is looking a lot busier than I planned...

So, despite promising myself that I would only do one event a month for the rest of this year, looks like I’m going to be a bit busier than that.In case you’re wondering what I’m up to (or, even better, hoping to see me talk or meet me), here are my confirmed engagements:15-17 May - GeeCon, Poland18-20 June - GOTO Amsterdam - whole day tutorial on the new (unfinished) MongoDB Java driver.24th June - STAC Summit, London - something MongoDB-shaped (i.e.

Mike and I debut our new Disruptor presentation

Last Tuesday Mike and I unveiled our brand shiny new presentation: Understanding the Disruptor, a Beginner’s Guide to Hardcore Concurrency.  This was a preview of the talk we’ll be doing at JAX London on the 2nd November.A video of the session is available, as are the slides.  I promise not to say “so” anywhere near as many times when I repeat my performance at JAX (is there anything more painful than watching yourself on video?).I thought the session went really really well.

My first public appearance

I’m finally moving up from working behind the scenes to actually doing a (short) presentation for the LJC. I’m going to be giving a lightning talk on Wednesday at the AWS Elastic Beanstalk event, on the JCP - what it is and what our election to the executive committee means.  Ben and Martin’s post gives a little more background on the subject.Another LMAX LJC member Mike will also be giving a lightning talk, on