You're in Texas when 85F at 8:30am is not considered warm or there is a
28-day spell of 100F :-)
|Dallas Tech Fest, used to |
be called as Dallas Code Camp, has its fourth annual conference running
in, of course, Dallas. The agenda was packed with 100+ sessions by 70+
speakers over 2 days. This is the first time the event has expanded from
the usual one day to two day format. With up to 10
sessions running in
parallel, about 300 attendees (my guess) had a lot to choose from.
The slides are available:
Did you know that
3.1.1 runs on JDK 7 ?
TOTD #169 shows how to use multi-catch,
TOTD #168 shows how to use Switch statement in Strings, and
TOTD #167 explains how to use Automatic Resource Management to write
optimized and cleaner code.
The overall logistics of the event pretty flawless and University of Texas is
a beautiful location other than the 100C temperature ;-) I wanted to attend the
Community Leadership Townhall but decided to leave early to reach home on
time for a Hindu festival
over the weekend.
You can follow the twitter stream at
#dtf11. One thing that was
quite obvious was the intrusion caused by the event photographers. I certainly
experienced that as a speaker and I saw several tweets by attendees feeling
annoyed as well. The shutter clicks were fairly loud, the flash was right in the
eyes (without a bounce), they were going in way too close to the speakers
(probably because of lower ISO), and sometimes even obstructing attendees' view
too ;-) IMHO, they should take lessons from
James Duncan Davidson who do a marvellous job of capturing photographs of
different O'Reilly conferences.
Here are some pictures captured from the event:
A decent 7mile run at the nearby
Park with a single track running trail for a few miles was an overall good
beginning to the day anyway:
And finally the complete photo album at: