Funday Monday: Day 1 at GOTO

So today was day 1 at the GOTO conference. Today none of the tracks related directly to what I work with daily, so I think I was around almost all the tracks for different sessions.

Solving Real and Big (Data) Problems Using Hadoop
So the first session actually was the only one, that related a litle to my work. I think approximately, once a year, a new technology is born in business intelligence land, which promise that it can replace the old enterprise data warehouse. This year it is Hadoop :-)

I can understand why salespeople want to get that message out, because it is a good business case, since the development of an enterprise data warehouse can be expensive, and if you can replace it with something that is almost free, hey, why not.

But it is not going to happen, for many obvious reasons I don’t want elaborate on in this post.
However, Hadoop is really cool, and it can enrich many companies BI & DWH solutions(Not replace them).

I have seen a lot of presentations at different conferences and user groups about Hadoop, but the presentation by Eva Andreasson from Cloudera was the best so far, and she almost convinced me to buy the book “Definitive Guide to Hadoop” in the Factum bookstore.

Microsoft Devices and Services
As an old .Net developer, it is allways exciting to see what MS is up to. I attended 2 session from MS. “Windows Phone app development” and “Windows Azure Mobile Services”. One thing that amazes me, is how fast it is to develop to windows phone and all the azure things.

Reliving the history of multiplayer games
I also went to the session “Reliving the history of multiplayer games”. I don’t do game development myself, but hey, I do a lot of gamming. It was fun to see the presenters be so excited about games. My key take away: I want to work on something that relate to computer games in the near future :-)

Taking The Hippie Bus To The Enterprise
My last session of the day. Again, not something I work with directly, but it is always cool to catch up with the trends in .Net land. A lot of code examples and overall a great presentation by Microsoft MVP Mogens from d60.

All in all, an exciting day.

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