Jazoon'14 – Flashback Varied Program and Hidden Treasures

The developer conference Jazoon that took place in Zurich on 21/22 October delivered a convincing program with a wide range of interesting talks and workshops as well as inspiring keynotes. It was used enthusiastically as a platform of open exchange. A short review.

Upgrade! Everybody knows how to google

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In his hilarious and at the same time somewhat wistful keynote Gunter Dueck (@wilddueck), CTO of IBM until 2011, dealt with the development and future of the computer scientist's profession, misunderstandings between computer cats and manager dogs and how to keep a stiff upper lip in the face of the rapid change in computer science and the speed with which knowledge becomes obsolete.

Hands-on experience, exchange and entertaining evening program

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The talks and workshops provided ample opportunity for a knowledge update and to gain hands-on experience. In between, Jazoon was used extensively to exchange ideas and for socializing, also during the well-attended evenings. Netcetera's soccer contest, where visitors could participate via an app already during the day to qualify for a game against the world champion of table soccer, was well received. By means of AdNovum's treasure hunt app participants could detect hidden treasures (iBeacons) and earn a free drink at the pirate bar.

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When we asked participants for their impressions, they emphasized the great diversity of the program and its broad spectrum of topics, and the very good organization of the conference. Jazoon – "great to learn what's currently around and hip" obviously whets the appetite for more.

 

 

 

 

"Great to learn what's currently around and hip."

Jazoon visitor Thomas Henning