Bruno Borges, long time Wicket supporter and friend, presented Wicket with Scala and CouchDB for Fast, Quality Web Apps just before he got married! Congrats to Bruno and his wife!
Last sunday I gave a 10am presentation at FOSDEM in Brussels. I hope I kept everyone awake. I promised to upload the slides so here they are. The presentation gives a short introduction to Apache Wicket, and then focuses on what’s new in Wicket 1.5
I am very happy to announce that there will be a one day training course at the 2009 ApacheCon conference in Oakland, CA (USA). Before I tell you more about it, consider the following “top ten” list:
Top Ten Reasons You Should Attend ApacheCon US 2009:
10: Hacking is encouraged at the Apache Hackathon two day event.
9: Free beer! http://wiki.apache.org/apachecon/ApacheConUS2009Program
8: Meet members of your favorite projects (i.e. me last year getting Martijn to sign my copy of Wicket in Action: see Martijn signing my book)
7: Free two day BarCamp
6: Free meetups three nights of the week
5: It’s always a good time to visit California: http://oaklandcvb.com/
4: Support the tenth anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation and the many other great projects that will be there.
3: Did I mention FREE BEER?
2: Two attendees in the class will receive FREE copies of Wicket in Action
1: WICKET TRAINING! (more info)
More details will be coming soon, but if you are looking to get your feet wet with Wicket, you should certainly start making plans now to attend the 2009 US ApacheCon, and the Wicket training class that will be held. Those who register early get discounts, too!
The class will consist of fast-moving explanations of core design principles, Wicket components, and “The Wicket Way”, and each section will be followed by a coding practice where you can put into use what you just learned. We will focus on laying a foundation – how to use Wicket, create pages, organize your application, and create a Wicket application.
We will cover the following:
- The fundamentals of Wicket
- Handling data / working with objects and models
- Standard components provided by framework
- Containers / Application / Session / Page
- Effective code reuse strategies
ApacheCon site: http://www.us.apachecon.com
November 2-6, 2009 in Oakland, CA. Classes will be held on Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday through Friday will be for the conference sessions. The Wicket class will be held on Tuesday.
Follow ApacheCon on Twitter: http://twitter.com/apachecon
I just returned from Paris where I was speaking (as the sole presenter!) at the Wicket meetup organized by Zenika. The event was really well organized (champagne before and after) and the audience was kind and attentive. I enjoyed the experience very much. Zenika ét tous qui étaient lá: merçi beaucoup!
Just a couple of tips for folks travelling to Paris: the Thalys service is great. If you have an iPhone, purchase the Paris Metro application and finally avoid going to Paris on May 1st (everything is closed and the french are exercising their national pastime: protesting).
ps. with thanks to my dad who pointed out my bad french language skills…
The presentation I gave at the Øredev conference on November 20th 2008 is now online. You can watch me stumble, mumble and rumble about Wicket in English. Here we go, enjoy:
A dutch Wicket presentation done by Erik van Oosten at the Dutch Java User Group conference. The presentation is given in dutch, but the slides are English so you might even get something out of it by just scrolling through the slides. I was unable to attend the NLJUG events this year, but hope to be present next spring.
Watch Erik as he shows how to work effectively with Wicket:
Last November I attended the Øredev conference in Malmö and was given the opportunity to present Wicket to a (mostly) Scandinavian audience. Øredev is different from all other conferences I”ve attended because it has different tracks other than web and Java. There was a Cool languages track, a Domain Driven Design track, a .Net track, a Mobile track and of course a Java track.
I delivered a newer version of the introduction to Wicket presentation and the audience gave me a 4.22 rating (52×5 points, 33×3 and 0×1 points). Øredev will publish recorded videos of the sessions at a later time (I”m anxiously awaiting at least 2 presentations) so you can see my performance yourself. In the mean time you can take a look at the slides on slideshare (you”ll have to imagine my voice for now) or watch them inline below.
I’m in the fortunate position that I can join the ranks of the best presenters and technologists in the world and present Apache Wicket at the Øredev conference in Malmö next thursday (November 20th—which also happens to be my birthday). I’m flying into Copenhagen tomorrow and will be joining the ranks of Bruce Snyder, Alef Arendsen and Robert C. Martin for the speakers dinner.
I’m looking forward to meeting all those new guys, and especially Nino who is trying to interview me this time.