Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Return of the Stuff!

Here we go again, it's that time of the year where good things are about to happen. September is marked by two major events: the release of Halo 3 ;-) and the return of the No Fluff Just Stuff conference (now called the New England Software Symposium). I have written about this even before but it does not hurt to repeat it...this is a really impressive conference and a must if you live around the Boston area. It takes place during a Friday afternoon and over the weekend. This is actually a great decision since it simplifies a lot the "need to be out of work" argument with your bosses. Sure it takes over your weekend but, if you're in this business you are most probably hooked enough to this stuff for this not to be a problem. The attendance to this event is capped at around 250 which is another great feature since it does allow you to be in those rooms listening to the presentations in a much close environment. You get to interact with the presenters both during the talks and during the breaks by mingling in lunch tables or just approaching them directly. The topics are amazing and, like I mentioned before (see here), the really annoying part of the even is choosing which sessions to go to. The price for the event is really a find...pretty affordable even if, like me, you do not get your company to sponsor you
and pay out of your own pocket.

This fall, the Boston even takes place on the 14th (PM), 15th and 16th of September in Framingham, Massachusetts. For all the details, check out the event site.

I got my place already booked, what are you waiting for ?