On 13-14 of May 2010 an international conference GeeCON was held. Second edition of the event devoted to the Java language and Java Virtual Machine based technologies this time took place in Poznań, at the Multikino 51 cinema.
It was organized by GiK Association, Polish Java User Group, Poznań Java User Group in cooperation with the city of Poznań, Poznań Supercomputing and Networking Center and Adam Mickiewicz Uniwersity. During two days of meetings the event gathered around 450 participants from all over the world.
The conference was opened by Thorbiörn Fritzon in lecture “The Future of Java”. Information about the future of Java was awaited especially after Oracle acquisition of Sun. Then almost 40 lectures was stared in three simultaneous sessions. Dalibor Topic show status of works on JDK 7. Bruno Bossola was convincing us to true object oriented programming and Dawid Weiss presented how fast is Java and how it can be speeded up. There were also practical demonstrations. Hans Dockter showed capabilities of Gradle, a build system. Andres Almiray presented process of creating desktop application with Griffon framework.
Presentations are available on the conference website.