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Strange Loop conference update

18 Aug 2009

I haven’t really written much lately about the Strange Loop conference I’ve been planning so I thought it was time for an update. At this point we are about two months from the conference – Oct. 22nd and 23rd in St. Louis.

There is a full list of great speakers with outrageously good topics. They cover a bunch of core technologies in use today like Spring, Maven, and Git as well as alternative languages like Ruby, Scala, Clojure, Javascript, and lots of Groovy. I managed to snag several talks about up and coming “non-relational” databases too like MongoDB and Apache Cassandra. And of course keynotes from “Crazy” Bob Lee (Google) and Alex Payne (Twitter). In all, the program turned out beyond even my greatest expectations.

So far, registrations are around 160 out of a logistical upper bound of around 300, so there is still plenty of room. Currently, the registration price is $110 and that includes two days of sessions, a Thursday night party (with open bar), and lunch on Friday. The price will go up in about a month as we get closer to the conference, so don’t delay too long. If your company is sending a group, please contact me and I can set up a group rate for you. Register now!

There are still a few more parts of the conference still to be fully announced – two lunch panels and the mysterious “Strange Passions” track. I’ve been blogging more regularly about Strange Loop on the conference web site including a series of interviews with speakers and others: