I had a good time going to JAOO
this year. JAOO is a software developers' conference held in Denmark,
and I went in order to talk about Scala in the
JAOO is a lot less formal than conferences I am used to. There are
names are listed, they are alphabetized by first name, not last. For
the pre-party talk tonight, we did not hear a dry talk about the
future of software processes, but instead heard about Charles
Simonyi's visit to space.
It is really fun.
The talks I saw were also enjoyable. Robert C. Martin preached a powerful sermon about being committed to your profession, about writing good code, about being really test-driven. Joe Armstrong talked about the concurrency-oriented programming that Erlang supports. Best of all, though, were the photos Charles Simonyi included in his morning talk on domain-specific languages. I am not sure about the argument in general, but the photographs are great:
The last photo is priceless.