So you’re deciding whether to head for Confitura 2018… Learn what’s behind the scenes from the major sponsor of Confitura Java Conference. Should an “ordinary” Java developer attend Confitura (or Konfitura) and what to expect?
Confitura in a nutshell
- Java developers’ feast
- a single day; takes place in Warsaw, Poland from 2007
- book early as the 1400 available tickets will sell out quickly
- Confitura used to be free of charge, but as of 2017 a charity donation of 25 PLN (6-7 USD) through charytatywni.allegro.pl is required
- concurrent presentations going on, up to five at the moment. So, it’s feasible to silently give up one lecture in the midst of it and join another
- “beginner” and “advanced” labeled lectures
- vast majority of presentations are in Polish
- Big names present: Jakub Nabrdalik, Sławek Sobótka, Bartek Zdanowski
Is it worth going to Confitura?
From a Java engineer from Poland point of view, Confitura is certainly essential. People from around Poland – Kraków, Gdańsk and Poznań arrive. The presentations truly introduce those not-widely known still handy technologies; speakers are extremely competent. Breakfast, lunch and coffee is included, e.g. sponsored by Platinum and Gold sponsors. It’s an opportunity to socialize and get in touch with university friends.
Who should attend Confitura?
- Java developers. Both beginners and advanced programmers as the lectures are accordingly labeled.
- Employers looking for Java programmers.
is an evening party for the Java crowd, aimed at socializing. SPOINa ‘2017 took place on a barge moored in the Vistula River. Reasonable doses of alcohol available. Lots of tasty snacks. Entrance to SPOINa is included in the aforementioned fee. Great opportunity to chill out.
So, is it worth to educate yourself in Java?
We believe Java is currently the most popular language for web applications. Try googling the “programming languages popularity” key phrase. Any issue you may encounter while coding Java has probably been discussed on Stack Overflow. Millions of Java-based applications exist out there and thousands of job offers, too.
Java is similar to C# and C++. Banking industry heavily uses Java. And all other industries, too, for its scalability, speed and security.
Our DevOps Manager’s recommendation for beginners: learn Java twelve hours a day for three months and look around for your first programming job. Udemy, Codecademy, Pluralsight make some valuable sources of training courses.
Polish programmers rank 3rd in the world, according to Which Country Would Win in the Programming Olympics? by hackerrank.com.