Just got back home from JUDCon India 2012 and all I can say is "Wow!". Magesh and I gave a talk on SwitchYard and I also had a chance to participate in the developer panel at the end of day 1. The entire trip was a fantastic experience, albeit a bit short. I just checked and I spent about 49 hours traveling to and from India and only 72 hours in the country itself! Here are my highlights of the trip:
- This was my first time in India and I was really impressed by both the people and the fusion of culture and technology in the city of Bangalore. Taxi rides were .. ehm ... exciting! ;-)
- The conference itself was huge! Huge venue, huge turnout. Great to see that level of interest in JBoss technologies. Conference producers (Saltmarch Media) did an excellent job.
- Man, we (JBoss) are working on a lot of cool and diverse stuff. It's tough to pay attention to everything we are doing in the community, so this was a great chance to get a quick rundown of what a lot of other projects are up to. I was surprised to see how well Spring and CDI can integrate in Ray's talk. The CapeDwarf work that Ales has been doing was completely new to me and very cool.
- On the Monday before the conference, Magesh and I met to run through our presentation and we both came to the realization that there's too much stuff to talk about in a single presentation. This is really a testament to how much our contributors have been able to create in SwitchYard in a relatively short period of time. The upshot here is that you can expect us to grow Infinispan-style in future conferences, with multiple focused presentations on cool bits of SwitchYard.
All of the talks will be available for download and video will be available as well.