#GeeCON 2015 wrap-up


Last week I had the pleasure to speak at and attend to the amazing GeeCON 2015 in Krakow, Poland.

The venue

The conference took place in Multikino Cinema, so you can imagine massively big rooms, immense display sizes…​ To me, it’s been one of the most impressive locations together with Phantasialand for JavaLand. But even though, with so many people around, any place feels small sometimes. There were sessions extremely packed, with people sitting on the floor.

The meals were served in different rooms, but it was a bit uncomfortable to eat it sitting without tables.

As for the city, I didn’t have time to do tourism, but the old town of Krakow and nearby streets looked great.

The organisation

One does not simply organise a conference for 1,500+ people. It’s not an easy job, and the GeeCON crew did extremely well. Everything ran smoothly and on a timely manner. On the other hand, there was one official party for everybody and 3 speaker dinners! I’ve never been in a conference taking care of the speakers every night. And not only that, for the spent that spent the post-weekend in Krakow, they organised a tourism trip!

The sessions

With 5 tracks, there was a lot of content, but I will highlight the following ones:

My talk: Ratpack 101

I spoke about Ratpack. The content is available already on GitHub and Slideshare:

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