Are you into a bit of Server Side Java, Java SE, cloud and big data, and future technologies? Then you will also be into Voxxed day events – a series of tech events organised by local community groups sharing the Devoxx philosophy that content comes first – and High Tech Bristol and Bath CIC (HBB) is helping to bring one to Bristol in February this year.

“Technology and conferences like VoxxedDays provide a great opportunity for developers to share expertise and get a handle on what’s next in Java, Cloud and Big Data/Analytics”

 

HBB is an organisation that works with high tech companies in the Bristol and Bath region to promote, enhance and develop technology, and to help it in that goal it has organised Voxxed Days Bristol, a one-day conference for software developers.

Each Voxxed Days is spearheaded by local communities so each event retains a unique regional flavour, while being part of the overall Voxxed movement. As with Devoxx, a spirit of openness, community, killer content and super-low priced tickets underpin the Voxxed Days philosophy.

Why Bristol?

Phil Bates was a key influencer in bringing Voxxed Days to Bristol. As the leader for Oracle’s cloud development centre in Bristol, and one of the champions for the cloud technologies cluster around Bristol and Bath, he said;

voxxed-audience“A Voxxed Days event at the Watershed is great news and a recognition of the strength of the software development community in the area, particularly with respect to cloud computing and big data analytics.

“The south west is a great place to develop technology and conferences like VoxxedDays provide a great opportunity for developers to share expertise, learn from each other’s experience and get a handle on what’s next in Java, Cloud and Big Data/Analytics.”

As any regular reader of TechSPARK knows, the high tech scene around Bristol and Bath is well placed to support the first UK-based Voxxed Day event. The region has a well established base of companies making world-class cloud technology with a global reach – including industry leaders like Oracle, HP, IBM, Cray and Amazon as well as fast growing startups such as ClusterHQ, JustOneDB and ForgeRock.

Many of these companies have started to work together as part of the HBB Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG) to help develop the region as a globally established centre of excellence for cloud computing.

“The Bristol area already stands out as a great location to be a developer, with it’s vibrant communities and willingness to share”

 

Days Bristol logo greyMark Hazell, Director, VOXXED Ltd, says of the event: “I’m delighted we can add Bristol to the list of cities hosting Voxxed Days events in 2016. Voxxed Days is all about sharing expert software development experience directly with developers on the ground. Attending the event will equip developers from the area with the kind of knowledge that will improve their day-to-day efforts.

“The Bristol area already stands out as a great location to be a developer, with it’s vibrant communities and willingness to share, and we’re please that Voxxed Days will help grow that effort.”

Getting involved

The event is looking for local talent to speak at the event too. If you have a proposal for a talk you’d like to do at Voxxed bristol, you can submit your Voxxed Bristol talk idea here.

You can see more and register for tickets at the Voxxed Days website  or by following @VoxxedBristol

Image credit: Photos from Voxxed Days Belgrade event. Used for illustrative purposes.

Jamie Middleton