The last couple of months we have worked on a new and deeper technical conference based in Copenhagen. It will be held in January, the 16/17th to be specific and host a series of international wellknown speakers. Let me just run over a few things before you go ahead and sign up.
So we have a new conference, and it’s called Warm Crocodile Developer Conference. It’s a conference that targets a deep technical audience and does so with speakers that are primarly well-known elsewhere in the industry.
In our portfolio of conferences we thought we could use a conference for the more senior technical audience, where we’d talk and focus a lot more on the underlying platform and processes of software development. That’s what we will try to deliver with Warm Crocodile. But remember that content and sessions are not what conferences are about, it’s a people thing. We are emphazing that a lot and that will reflect in our execution of the new shiny thing.
Compared to the other 3 conferences Microsoft is doing in Denmark, you should think about it like this.
Campus Days (October/November)
Historically a big IT-administrator focused conference though we also run a developer track this year. You find the website for the conference here.
Warm Crocodile (January)
A 2 day long Copenhagen based, deeper platform specific developer conference. The focus is senior developers, leads, architects and decision makers. The subjects discussed varies from web, cloud, process, tools etc.
Danish Developer Conference (March)
A Jutland based developer conferences that focuses on the newer technologies, coming trends and tools. Last year and this year the main focus will be Visual Studio, Azure, Windows and Windows Phone. The underlying platform will have less significance but still be present.
Community Day (May)
A community driven conferences that focuses on embracing the impact from the community in all technology-camps. The subjects and technologies vary a lot. Anything from 250-450 attendees. Sponsored primarly by Microsoft even though the conference embrace competitors.
So, where to go ?
This should to some extent give you a feeling of what we are trying to accomplish. In the future there will be at least one more thing, but that will not be until next year, and I will not share anything around that just yet.
If you ask yourself where you should go I have to say “the last 3 conferences are for developers, you should be at all 3. They all have a different focus, lenght, price and a different message”.
Hey, are you a Warm Crocodile ?