2011

Great Lakes Software Symposium

The Definitive Conference Series for Software Developers and Architects

November 11 - 13, 2011 - Chicago, IL

WHEN

November 11 - 13, 2011
starting at 12:00 PM

WHERE

Westin Chicago Northwest
400 Park Boulevard
Itasca, Illinois
TRAVEL INFORMATION

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN

NEW TECHNOLOGY

This is an exciting time of innovation and rapid change. Our 90-minute in-depth sessions will help you stay on top of the latest developments in the software industry.

TOOLS AND PRACTICES

A key success factor is to choose the right tools and use them efficiently. Sessions at an NFJS event will help you evaluate and understand tools that will give you a competitive advantage.

SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

Your architecture decisions have a long lasting impact. Our experts will share their experience and insight to help you master architecture skills and create value in your organization.

LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK

Successful organizations require effective teams. These are important skills. Many NFJS sessions go beyond code and focus on how we can more effectively work together.

WHY ATTEND?

This conference will focus on the latest technologies and best practices emerging in the modern software development and architecture space. Our speakers are authors, consultants, open source developers, and recognized industry experts. NFJS brings a high quality conference to your city, making the event accessible not only to senior engineers, but to the whole team.

SPEAKERS

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Forward Leaning Software Engineer
Craig Walls

Craig Walls

Author of Spring in Action
Ken Sipe

Ken Sipe

Cloud Solution Architect
Matt Stine

Matt Stine

Global CTO - Software Architecture at Pivotal
Matthew McCullough

Matthew McCullough

Training Innovator, GitHub
Nathaniel Schutta

Nathaniel Schutta

Architect as a Service
Neal Ford

Neal Ford

Application Architect at ThoughtWorks, Inc.
Paul Rayner

Paul Rayner

Founder and Owner at Virtual Genius LLC
Peter Bell

Peter Bell

Evangelist/hacker for hackNY
Tim Berglund

Tim Berglund

Director of Developer Experience at Confluent
Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

Don't miss your chance to attend more than forty education and solutions sessions:

  • In-depth Discussions
  • Peer Exchange
  • Access to Speakers
  • Expert Panel Discussions
  • Hands-on Code Examples
  • Best Practices
  • Tech Trivia
  • Insight on Cutting-Edge Tools

REGISTRATION INCLUDES

  • All Access Pass
  • All Meals / Snacks - duration of the symposium
  • Session Materials
  • NFJS Backpack
  • NFJS 2011 T-shirt
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Great Raffle Giveaways

REGISTRATION FEES

Space is limited. Registration is accepted on first-come, first-served basis. Register early to guarantee your attendance.

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