We’re less than a month away from an amazing Croatian experience that will be Developers Paradise 2016.
We’re thrilled to be able to welcome more than 200 community members from over 30 countries for an event packed with everything you want from a dev conference – amazing speakers, laid back atmosphere, workshops, hackathon – wrapping it all up in a tagline that’s become much more than just that – lots of code and fun in the sun!
Here are some cool insights into #DevParadise and a reminder of why this event is as close as it gets to a real-life paradise for developers – read on!
Who you gonna meet? Developers!
We’re often saying how you can’t really feel and truly understand the power of Magento community until you attend one of the many events in a packed calendar that’s getting fuller every year (hey, Meet Magento went to Vietnam and Japan last year!).
Now, take that power, add some steroids to it and you get Developers Paradise – this event is different from any other because we pay special tribute to the true heroes of eCommerce, those making it all happen (don’t make me go all Steve Ballmer on you) – developers, developers, developers!
Unlike any other event that features many business and merchant-oriented topics (and you can always feel someone is looking for ways to upsell you something), this is a safe haven for these unsung heroes where they will feel like home, share war stories, make fun of Magento and Magento 2 in the way only those heavily involved and living off of these products can, with a lot of heart and soul put into it 🙂
You see, many people still think of developers as primarily introverts, but I’ve come to understand that they’re in fact very vocal (extremely at times) and can socialize as much as anyone else would, but this will happen in two scenarios:
- Online (Forums, Twitter, Stack Overflow)
- At a specialized conference surrounded by their peers (and beers)
And that is where the magic happens…
So, who’s coming and what’s on the agenda?
I mentioned over 30 countries earlier, and the majority of the people coming will be from Europe (no Eastern vs Western Europe, we’re all in the same Magento 2 pickle here ;)) with a handful of delegates crossing the ocean(s) to get here – people are coming from Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand.
There are some that come in wolf packs, some lone developers, but we’ll make sure everyone feels relaxed and makes the most of the event.
We have an amazing speakers roster, but not only that, the audience will be packed with people who know their stuff when it comes to Magento (2), so the pressure will be on the speakers to deliver something good.
We’ll also have the core of Magento 2 dev team in the house, but some of the most interesting names you will get to meet and learn from in Opatija are:
- Ben Marks (oh, Ben will be there? No kidding? So what’s new?)
- Ivan Chepurnyi
- Fabian Schmengler
- Guido Jansen (wait, you said this was Developers Paradise, right? :))
Oh, did I forget to mention that we’re kicking things off with a Monday morning Magento 2 hackathon? I did? Sorry, but we are – and we have just the right person to MC it – it’s Damian Luszczymak assuming the role of our Hackathon Shaman – needless to say, everyone’s in really good hands.
— Inchoo (@inchoo) November 20, 2015
Ok, so you have the “code” part covered. What about the “fun in the sun”?
Glad you asked – Opatija is an amazing resort and the hotel complex is situated right at the beach and on the long scenic seaside promenade – plenty of opportunity to soak up some sun.
But, we won’t leave the fun part to chance – we have three great parties and an adrenalin park adventure prepared, in addition to many more suprises coming your way.
So, if you’re reading all of this and you’re thinking:
- Can’t wait! So excited and happy to have my ticket ready!
Then good for you and see you soon 🙂
But, if by any chance you read through all of this and all you can think of is:
- Well, this all sounds great! Where do I sign up?
Then better hurry up and get your ticket now!
See you soon in Opatija! And if you’re attending Imagine in Vegas, why not have it both? Is there a better way to reminisce about everything that will be going on there than on the Adriatic coast with this amazing group of people?