About No Fluff Just Stuff

Since 2001, the No Fluff Just Stuff Software Symposium Tour has delivered over 360 events with over 60,000 attendees. NFJS is known for its attendee centric approach, excellent speakers and technically rich presentations which cover the latest trends within the Java/JVM ecosystem and Agility space. Bring your team to a local No Fluff Just Stuff Tour Stop and join us for a great experience!

History/What it is

The "No Fluff Just Stuff" Java symposium series got its start in April of 2001 in Denver, Colorado. The symposium director, Jay Zimmerman, hit upon this idea after having many discussions with clients and also through the Boulder Java User's Group (www.boulderjug.org) which he chairs. He found that there weren't any quality Java/Agility conferences that were locally based for developers to take advantage of that were very technically focused. The next step was to research current conference offerings and how to differentiate this symposium series. After completing the research process, it was decided the format of the symposium would be held over a long weekend (Friday-Sunday) because:

  • A. To allow for entire software development teams to attend as a collective rather than just one person from the group.
  • B. To allow the independent contractor to attend without giving up billable hours during the week.
  • C. To get the best technical speaker resources which happen to be practicing consultants

In addition, it was decided to cap attendance at 250 people for all roadshow tour stops. One of the key points of the "No Fluff Just Stuff" Java Symposium Series is the high level of interaction between speaker and attendees at each conference. NFJS structure removes the barrier between speakers/attendees by having speakers attend other sessions and have breakfast/lunch with attendees there by creating an informal atmosphere where people can come together and discuss issues and learn from each other. NFJS offers a consistent presence in each region the symposium is offered in by hosting a annual event in each city that becomes part of the NFJS tour.

Destination Events: Evolution of the NFJS Concept

Since 2009, The No Fluff Just Stuff Tour offers two destination events; UberConf and Rich Web Experience. UberConf is an alpha geek experience featuring numerous hands on workshops and ten concurrent tracks over the 3.5 day show. The Rich Web/Continuous Delivery Experience offers ten plus concurrent tracks featuring several hands on workshops centered around HTML5, JavaScript, Mobility, and continuous delivery.


If you are interested in attending one of the No Fluff, Just Stuff Java Symposiums and have proper media credentials, please contact Jay Zimmerman at (303) 469-0486 or at jay@nofluffjuststuff.com.


Please feel free to contact us regarding any questions/comments regarding the No Fluff, Just Stuff Java Software Symposium series. You can reach Jay Zimmerman, NFJS Symposium Series Director, at (303) 469-0486, Fax: (303) 723-8961, or jay@nofluffjuststuff.com.

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