Apache goes back to A’dam!
It’s fun-time again for the open source addicts: the Apache folks are back in the Netherlands (hotel Movenpick in Amsterdam) as last year.
Find schedule and all other details at the ApacheCon site.
I definitely recommend going: I attended last year and it was great. Lots of interesting sessions about state-of-the-art technology such as Axis2, Lucene, RESTful services, Web2.0, blogger API, Apache XAP, etc.. and many more.
I especially enjoyed the “Comparing Jave Web Frameworks” session, an enlightening overview of the most popular Java frameworks (Struts2, SpringMVC, JSF, Tapestry, Wicket,..). Excellent speaker (Matt Raible) who shared some priceless thoughts based his on experience.
Check my Resources page for some ApacheCon EU 2007 material.
Tips for ApacheCon-goers
Not to be missed in the DAM:
- Brouwerij ‘t IJ (Funenkade 7): the amazing brewery in the windmill. Excellent beer (Zatte), unique atmosphere.
- Pata Negra II ( Reinwardtstraat 1): best Spanish restaurant in town.. con tapas de puta madre
- Bimhuis (http://www.bimhuis.nl/): Jazz music every night, next to the Movenpick
- Rent a bike: Amsterdam is a different world on 2 wheels