QCon London 2013

International software development conference

QCon London is the seventh annual London enterprise software development conference designed for developers, team leads, architects and project management is back! There is no other event in the UK with similar opportunities for learning, networking, and tracking innovation occurring in the Java, .NET, Html5, Mobile , Agile, and Architecture communities.


Official website: http://qconlondon.com//london-2013/
Twitter: #qconlondon @qconlondon
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4-8 March 2013

London, England



Contributions by andypiper in QCon London 2013


Tempted by the last session #qconlondon http://t.co/WTX8K63nSI

Putting a Red Nose on the Cloud - 25th anniversary of Comic Relief this year #qconlondon http://t.co/b3X5QdWHNg

Comic Relief platform using #cloudfoundry and #bosh with Jenkins CI. #qconlondon http://t.co/KL9iaxS0kt

More #cloudfoundry at #qconlondon w00t! Now "extending CF with new Services" http://t.co/FB0pWNQVKx

Perils of portability? #qconlondon http://t.co/dXdxViRMMt

RT @teropa: Snapped a panorama of the Liskov/@ImageThink piece #qconlondon http://t.co/ka50qScHGn

So much love in the room over Computing in schools! Simon Peyton Jones #qconlondon great community http://t.co/bAU8i8BPgq

No-one say "fork"! Why your PaaS should be hackable #qconlondon http://t.co/rOuN2UasLD

Programming languages in Latin #qconlondon http://t.co/vMjbMtd7NX

Cool! Yak shaving and etymology of the term was just mentioned at #lrug #qconlondon /cc @preshavedyak :-) http://t.co/OA6CGV78EB

Now for some wearable computing #qconlondon @rainycat http://t.co/PJ6v35znCo

Talked to the Artifactory guys at #qconlondon - didn't know they are also behind Bintray. Neat!

Looking forward to #qconlondon this week - some great Cloud content including #cloudfoundry case studies from places you might not expect!

Just confirmed that I will be at #qconlondon next week, looking forward to the Cloud track with some #cloudfoundry content :-)

Arrived at #qconlondon. sorting through the dead tree fragments in the bag I was handed.

Cool, @twilio London are in the house #qconlondon - reminder to $self to build more cool #cloudfoundry demos with their API :-)

Nice to find @opencredo tucked away on the 3rd floor at #qconlondon - good peeps. Looking forward to their cloud talks.

RT @pivotallabs: Check out Pivotal Labs London at #QConLondon: Thurs eve meetup http://t.co/ppks513BqM <- be there! :-) #cloudfoundry #ruby

Great chat with Skype team and @skypejobs ahead of #qconlondon keynote. Sounds like big new team in central London.

Keynote speaker Prof Barbara Liskov mentioning the scarcity of female speakers in #qconlondon programme...

"People still don't know how to handle concurrency" *ripple of laughter* #qconlondon

Let’s get this straight. Barbara Liskov invented CLU… the Grid… TRON? #qconlondon (actually, fascinating discussion of language evolution)

Barbara Liskov - languages divided between “expert” (Java, C#) and “simple” (Python) - simple don’t have data abstractions #qconlondon

Liskov - we need a language that meets needs of advanced and beginner users they can grow with #qconlondon

About to hear about “Putting a Red Nose on the Cloud” at #qconlondon. Comic Relief / Red Nose Day using… #cloudfoundry :-)

Putting a Red Nose on the Cloud - 25th anniversary of Comic Relief this year #qconlondon http://t.co/b3X5QdWHNg

Big win meeting @jamesparton @sydlawrence at #qconlondon - looking forward to doing some cool stuff with @twilio API soon.

Comic Relief platform using #cloudfoundry and #bosh with Jenkins CI. #qconlondon http://t.co/KL9iaxS0kt

Sounds like some hardcore devs involved in this platform... They use... tmux! :-) #qconlondon

Over 2 days of testing, by scaling #cloudfoundry DEAs, nginx proxies, platform scaled from 33tx/sec->500+ - flexibility of PaaS! #qconlondon

Great talk by @zenonhannick @timjsavage about Comic Relief use of the cloud #qconlondon

Loving the Cloud track @hatofmonkeys has put together at #qconlondon

@JemimaG normally in Blue Fin opposite... But at #qconlondon in Westminster rest of week :-( rain check?

Perils of portability? #qconlondon http://t.co/dXdxViRMMt

Just met a charming colleague of Mr @ActionLamb - with some great swag too :-) #azure #qconlondon

Now @garethr on cloud portability #qconlondon @gdsteam

Heh “AWS has more acronyms than Government” says @garethr :-) #qconlondon

"Vagrant 1.1 will be interesting" says @garethr #qconlondon

RT @robb1e: gov.uk hand rolled CMS uses markdown with https://t.co/A0WCfZftr2 #qconlondon

“it’s kids making up lots of really brilliant stuff really quickly” - @garethr on lack of standards bodies in cloud hehe :-) #qconlondon

Respect to @garethr accepting the DynamoDB ElastiCache analogies as “PaaS” not quite right - they’re NOT IaaS, for sure though #qconlondon

Heh, #atlassian going all out for the geek vote #qconlondon with the Angry Nerds tshirts #want :-)

About to listen to Simon Peyton Jones talk about fixing ICT in schools #qconlondon

RT @wsbfg: My notes from Martjin Verburg's Garbage Collection, the useful parts. https://t.co/Lev5KFCUAl #qconlondon

RT @teropa: Snapped a panorama of the Liskov/@ImageThink piece #qconlondon http://t.co/ka50qScHGn

Loving Simon Peyton Jones analysis of why we need to teach Computer Science - it’s like any elementary science - important base. #qconlondon

@garethr was telling @psd, very much enjoyed the talk (barring slight definition quibbles) - catch you later #qconlondon

Simon Peyton Jones energetically (frenetically?) talking about reshaping curriculum around computing. Sensitive to ICT teachers #qconlondon

“CAS has been around 4 years, the Royal Society 400 years, Newton was in it… guess who the Govt listened to?” Simon Peyton Jones #qconlondon

CS in schools - “this is OUR problem - we can fix this” amen! Simon Peyton Jones #qconlondon

So much love in the room over Computing in schools! Simon Peyton Jones #qconlondon great community http://t.co/bAU8i8BPgq

RT @stilkov: "Most websites are better REST APIs than what we call Web APIs" @rickardoberg at #qconlondon

“Q: Why do you use Comic Sans” “Because I like it” Simon Peyton Jones #qconlondon

More #cloudfoundry at #qconlondon w00t! Now "extending CF with new Services" http://t.co/FB0pWNQVKx

No-one say "fork"! Why your PaaS should be hackable #qconlondon http://t.co/rOuN2UasLD

Hmm #qconlondon wifi held up fine all morning but now "unavailable due to system limitations" on 6th :-/

Nice demo of #cloudfoundry basics from @christhedley #qconlondon

Dateline: London #qconlondon @ Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre http://t.co/HiTeKEc6EX

RT @grantjforrester: Good advice at #qconlondon. Know your HTTP status codes and use them.

RT @davidlaing: Notes on how to add your own custom service to your #cloudfoundry instance - http://t.co/4OOFybhyBU #qconlondon <- this! :)

There’s a @pivottallabs meet up at #qconlondon Thur evening 6.30 (LRUG meeting) - http://t.co/qzJJ7e8lmJ - #cloudfoundry folks about too!

@robb1e are you around #qconlondon? Would be great to say hi. Wandering exhibitors reception on 5 in CF shirt :-)

RT @matthewpskelton: Disappointing vendor pitch from AWS instead of useful detail on HA Architecures #QConLondon

Omg genetically engineered zombie super bananas! #qconlondon freaking brilliant final keynote in day 1

OMG zombie superbananas! #qconlondon

Ok standout talk of #qconlondon already - @chanezon you need to watch the video of day one closing keynote

#knowyouraudience #qconlondon nailedit

“Here is it is implemented in Postscript… yep, we’re gonna do a walkthrough! this is the editor from NeXT...” #qconlondon #awesome

“isn’t [postscript] a convenient language? aren’t you wondering why you’re not using it instead of Java?” #qconlondon zomg priceless!

Language wars! #qconlondon so far Postscript vs Perl vs Python… :-)

@IanSkerrett @alblue Damian Conway. It’s brilliant. #qconlondon

“the next dead language I want to talk about is C++…” *laughter* “not actually dead…” #qconlondon

RT @ChristHedley: Damien Conway == legend! #qconlondon

“I find C++ much more pleasant to code in when I just DRAW WHAT I WANT” lol #qconlondon

Omfg one of the best keynotes ever #qconlondon lmao

Wish my former Latin teacher could see this talk. #qconlondon

Relearning Latin at #qconlondon - no wonder I (still, mostly) understand stuff

Programming languages in Latin #qconlondon http://t.co/vMjbMtd7NX

“you have to do a bit of work in Rails to NOT have an API!” @psd #qconlondon

Listening to @psd @dgheath21 talk about gov.uk APIs at #qconlondon - but playing with the JSON content… meh. No real doc beyond a blog post.

“It’s the last act of a desperate man to read the manual… just let users plug around on the website” @psd #qconlondon

RT @grantjforrester: “Nobody got fired for choosing open source” #qconlondon

. @psd highlighting speed of prototyping with OSS versus proprietary sw which needs to be procured -> win for govt #qconlondon

Had bit of a play with @gdsteam data during @psd @dgheath21 talk but the data needs a lot of simplification to be useful IMO #qconlondon

Think I narrowly dodged the second corporate sales-pitch of the day when I realised the “websockets in finance” talk is Kaazing #qconlondon

Off to listen to @notatibm talk about WebSphere, for old times’ sake :-) #qconlondon

RT @trisha_gee: Cumbersome, complicated, magic - words the audience use to describe JEE @notatibm #QConLondon

Heh @notatibm using LEGO-like graphics to demonstrate JavaEE building blocks #qconlondon

“Rational Team Concert… bit more Git-like than CMVC… but not Git, which is frustrating at times” @notatibm on IBM source control #qconlondon

Wow! took 24 hours to build something w. IBM’s internal Mantis (Ant-based) system! down to 15 mins on Liberty, 7 hours of test. #qconlondon

Heh @notatibm has Ubuntu Touch and WebSphere Liberty running on his Nexus 7 #qconlondon

Cool! Yak shaving and etymology of the term was just mentioned at #lrug #qconlondon /cc @preshavedyak :-) http://t.co/OA6CGV78EB

Enjoyed @allolex linguistics talk at #lrug #qconlondon

Listening to @robb1e from @pivotallabs talking at #lrug #qconlondon meeting

RT @ChristHedley: Feedback from #qconlondon is that the we really need to sell the power of #PaaS and not just #cloudfoundry

This morning at #qconlondon I will be mostly listening to talks by Makers

Now for some wearable computing #qconlondon @rainycat http://t.co/PJ6v35znCo

RT @m4tthall: RabbitMQ and .NET, finally something not Java orientated ;-) @mikehadlow #QConLondon

RT @sbisson: Fitbit in my pocket, 15 year old smartwatch on my wrist, that’s me in @rainycat’s #qconlondon session on wearable computing…

Both @romillyc and @rainycat giving a big shout-out to makers, Brighton mini maker Faire #bmmf etc #qconlondon

Nice shout out for @ShrimpingIt as a good input for wearable electronics @rainycat #qconlondon /cc @DebbieDavies

I see @Quick2Wire products in my future following @romillyc talk at #qconlondon this morning.

The eminent @cpswan is taking the stage in Whittle #qconlondon to talk Consumerisation in IT

What was all the applause about in the exhibitor area over lunch #qconlondon

Chromium to the rescue? asks @cpswan #qconlondon

“enterprise doesn’t choose stuff; people do; some of those people work for the enterprise” @cpswan #consumerisation #qconlondon

RT @stilkov: iOS icons done in CSS: http://t.co/n2vfLBHtT1 (via @synodinos at #qconlondon)

“Hybrid is NOT the best of both worlds…” - end up doing more coding to tailor for platforms @cpswan #qconlondon

heh - not a hybrid strategy http://t.co/NzukgHgvy3 @cpswan #qconlondon

“so what can we do about the suckage of IE…?” @cpswan #qconlondon

Really nice talk on practical issues around BYOD for enterprises from @cpswan, smart man. #qconlondon

good point around trustworthiness of data from IoT situations requiring security and containers as found in mobile @cpswan #qconlondon

Tempted by the last session #qconlondon http://t.co/WTX8K63nSI

On the "conferences that get it" scale Qcon is right up there. Thanks, #qconlondon :-)

RT @Epilogger: The top tweeters at #qconlondon were : @teropa, @andypiper, & @chickoo75! See the top ten on Epilogger: http://t.co/c ...