I attended this year's Devoxx conference which was held between 8th - 12th Dec at Antwerp, Belgium. This was my first trip to Devoxx conference and also to Belgium. I got an opportunity to talk about WebSynergy and Portal Pack in a 30 min session. It was mostly driven by the demos around WebSynergy and Portal Pack. I covered different kind of Portlet Developments using NetBeans and Portal Pack plug-ins.
Devoxx was definitely a success. It's one of the biggest Java Community Conference in Europe.
There were some very good talks on JavaFX, JRuby, Flex, JBoss Seam. The videos of all those sessions of Devoxx'08 will be available at http://parleys.com/ sometime during Jan' 09.