Week ago there was first ever edition of Devoxx4Kids hosted in Poland. It is worth writing about it for several reasons.
First of all as a father of three I’m really happy to see such events happening locally. My own kids were still too young to participate therefore I’m already looking forward to the next edition! :)
I have two very personal reasons to feel really proud about this event. Devoxx4Kids Poland was organised mainly by people from Warsaw JUG. As a member and one of previous leaders of this community - currently focusing on JBUG - I love to see how it is thriving. Lot of awesome new initiatives are being brought to live!
Additionally this edition was sponsored by my employer - Red Hat. Let me just say that when I approached Mark Little - Vice President of Middleware Engineering - I didn’t have to ask twice about it. It makes a difference to work for a company which cares about local communities, spreading technology and educating people about it!
Last and probably most important reason - looks like this event might have been one of the biggest Devoxx4Kids worldwide!!! 112 kids attended 12 workshops in 8 parallel tracks…. wow!
To give you an idea here is the agenda arranged by different age groups:
12+I would like to end with simply congratulating organisers - Ewa Waliczek, Dariusz Kaczynski, Michal Lewandowski and Tomasz Kucharski - together with all volunteers and other sponsors. Well done everyone!
Make sure to check out awesome photos from the whole event: