Joel Spolsky is the reason I am a Java Techie. See him in Dublin IJTC Wednesday

Joel Spolsky is flying in to Dublin next Wednesday to give the keynote speech at the Irish Java Technologies Conference. Mark 7.45pm on Nov 7th in your Diaries folks – Jake has the offical announcement and ask him in person for the full story. In case you don’t know who he is, Joel was one of the early Microsoft employees, one of the first bloggers (since 2000) and is an expert on management and Java software development projects based in New York (possibly due to his stock of stories from Israeli Military Service).
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So how did Joel make me a Java Techie? You know Excel, that Spreadsheet thing you use everyday. Part of the reason it’s so flexible is because of Joel’s work back in the early days at Microsoft- he was program manager for the team at that created Excel Macros, which eventually morphed into Visual Basic for Applications (VBA). A long time ago when I was still a business person I got involved in automating manual tasks using these Microsoft Office tools. From there, every job got more and more techie until it reached the stage where I must blog about Java every day. It’s all Joel’s fault.

Tickets at the door cost €245.Booking here costs €189. Joining the DubJug (Dublin Java Users Group) for free before booking gets you a further discount.

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3 comments

  1. James · November 2, 2007

    Would love to see Joel, but I’m in Berlin for the Web 2.0 Expo that day. Don’t think I’d be up for a Java conference anyway, since I haven’t used Java in years. Hopefully he’ll be back in Ireland again soon at a more general event.

  2. admin · November 2, 2007

    Ah – the jetset life of the international blogger 🙂

    The hoops Jake had to jump through to get him to talk in Dublin are actually quite funny (and will be blogged about later!)

    Dublin Parnell St is far sexier than Web 2 in Berlin. Enjoy!

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