Yearly Archives: 2013

Some Pre-Gluecon Notes

I’ve got a few things to throw in the mix pre-gluecon, so here goes:

1. I hate that I even have to say this in this day and age, but apparently, I do: Gluecon is an inclusive and welcoming community. That means that inappropriate or discriminatory remarks or actions are not acceptable at Gluecon (race, […]

Gluecon Student Scholarships

One of the things that we try to do every year at Gluecon is offer some student scholarships. These “scholarships” provide a free pass to the show (but no costs associated with travel, hotel, etc). Every time that we’ve done this, I’ve been swamped with applications — and, sadly, we can’t accommodate them all.

So, […]

Want a free pass to Gluecon?

So, you’re looking at the Gluecon agenda, and you’re seeing sessions like:

“The Economic in-feasibility of on-premise development and testing”

“Building REST Data Services with MongoDB and Node.js”

“Cortex: Creating a joyful API experience with HATEOAS”

“Dark Architecture and How to Forklift Upgrade Your Infrastructure with Zero Downtime”

“Start small and go big: getting the most from Google Compute […]

White Hot

Conferences don’t invent topical categories. Gluecon didn’t invent “cloud computing.” However, a *good* conference can learn to be a future-looking reflection (if that makes any sense), if it can figure out who to listen to about what the future looks like. And *who* you listen to is always some sub-set of the “attendees” (we […]

22 Days to Gluecon

We’re 22 days out from Gluecon (21, if you’re attending the hackathon)….yikes, did that sneak up on me!

If you’re on the fence about attending, NOW is the time to get off the fence. You can still get cheap(ish) airline tickets and hotel rooms. And the value that you’ll get in your gluecon registration is […]

Cars, Hacks, and Prizes

We’ve had a bunch of big things start happening around Gluecon. First off, we’ve seen a marked increase in enterprise developers registering to attend this year’s show. Second, all of the big boys (Google, IBM, HP, SAP, Intel, Alcatel-Lucent, etc) have decided they need to have a presence at this year’s show. Lastly, we’ve […]

Gluecon Female Dev Scholarships

We pride ourselves on Gluecon being an inclusive experience. And we work hard to find great presentations that are being given by female developers. This year, we’ve got some awesome presentations lined up from leaders like Shanley Kane, Lori Mac Vittie, Michelle Wetzler, Christine Yen, and Laura Merling.

Many of you have probably heard Laura […]

Gluecon Workshops

One of the highlights of last year’s Gluecon was Adrian Cockcroft’s 4 hour workshop. Unfortunately, our planning was a bit overwhelmed. I had placed Adrian in a room that sat about 15 people, thinking “hey, it’s a 4 hour workshop – most people will opt for the breakout sessions.” Yea, big mistake. When the […]

Early Bird Ends Sunday

In case you haven’t already heard, Gluecon early bird pricing ends Sunday.

The most recent draft of the agenda is here. I’ve still got a few sessions to add – but, overall, I’m pleased with the technical depth, and I think you will be too.

Rather than drone on in marketing-speak about why you should come […]

Gluecon Early Bird Ending Soon

If you’ve been watching the Gluecon twitter stream, you’ve seen me posting agenda updates there, announcing sponsors, and generally talking about the different things we have going on at the show. Of course, the biggest piece of that is the agenda.

I’ve still got some key topic holes to fill, and to all of you […]