This Blog Has Moved!

Right, so yes, five years ago I moved to github pages, and never bothered to redirect any of these pages there. Now I've moved on from there, and... Finally I am using my real domain, . My blog is now at .  See you there!

2013 is looking a lot busier than I planned...

So, despite promising myself that I would only do one event a month for the rest of this year, looks like I'm going to be a bit busier than that.

In case you're wondering what I'm up to (or, even better, hoping to see me talk or meet me), here are my confirmed engagements:

15-17 May - GeeCon, Poland
18-20 June - GOTO Amsterdam - whole day tutorial on the new (unfinished) MongoDB Java driver.
24th June - STAC Summit, London - something MongoDB-shaped (i.e. not Java-specific)
27th June - Technology Transformation Network, London
1-5th July - In Dublin, hoping to talk to a MUG or JUG while I'm there.
22-25th July - JavaOne Shanghai (CON1148). So excited to go to China!
August - Looks like I'm going to be in Spain a couple of times (Madrid/Seville).
11-12th Sept - Love to go to JavaZone, Oslo.  We'll see.
22-26 Sept - JavaOne, San Francisco.
30th Sept - 2nd Oct - GOTO Aarhus - very pleased I can make it this year!
17-18th Oct - GOTO Berlin.
28-30th Oct - JAX London.
December - YOW Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney - Australia.  I've never been to Oz, I can't wait!

If you've either clicked through those, or you've already been stalking my talks, you'll see I haven't actually made up my mind what to call this year's main presentation:
  1. What do you mean, Backwards Compatibility?
  2. Design is a process, not an artefact
  3. Design is a process, not a document
This is mostly because when I signed up for some of these conferences, I thought I was going to be talking about how hard it was to write backwardly-compatible libraries (which it is).  But when I wrote the presentation, it turned out to be about software design.  And then I found out artefact/artifact can be spelt two ways, ho hum.

I'm still not sure yet if this will actually be the same (but evolving) talk under two different guises, or if they are two subtly different talks.  I guess we'll see what I end up writing the week before I'm due to present "Design is a process, not a document".


  1. "28-20th Oct" - JAX London

    Wow, a conference sooo cool it uses time travel ;-)

    1. :p

      I have fixed it now, thank you for your "help" Mr Annett


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