Besides organizing a Scala workshop at the J-Fall meeting we also presented five technical posters to serve as discussion points for anyone interested (or just walking by). Unlike traditional meeting sessions we could interact directly, somewhat similar to open space sessions.
The five posters we presented were:
- Scala by Arjan Blokzijl – a quick overview of the main features and characteristics of the Scala programming language
- @Composite by Andrew Phillips – making Java annotations more reusable
- FitNesse and VMWare by Robert van Loghem – combining FitNesse and VMware to decrease installation and configuration of the system under test
- Domain-Driven Design and Command-Query Separation by Erik Rozendaal – separating the domain model from query and reporting concerns
- GIT by Arjan Molenaar – an overview of git – a fast version control system created by Linus Torvalds
All-in-all these poster presentations were successful and a lot of fun to do. The discussions were much more interactive than regular meeting sessions. This allowed the participants to quickly gain an understanding of the presented topics as well as allowing them to go into specific details, pros, and cons. Another big plus is that we received immediate feedback on the applicability of the presented topics.