Why Attend

World Class Conference at a Local Venue

NFJS events are informal and provide an unmatched opportunity to interact with high quality speakers. Many of our speakers are the same people you will see speaking at JavaOne and other national events. Come to NFJS and make your training dollars go further. We bring a high-quality technical conference to your city... no travel required.

Develop Your Skills

We all know technology changes fast! Staying up-to-date can be overwhelming. NFJS speakers are authors, project leaders, experienced trainers, and recognized experts. We help developers: improve skills, solve problems, and be productive. Some of the current topics covered include: Enterprise Java, Agility, Hibernate, Spring, Groovy / Grails, Ajax, JSF, and many other subjects. Our events typically offer five concurrent sessions. During an event, there is always an interesting session available to you.

Cutting Edge Technologies

Stay up-to-date with the latest enterprise technologies. Develop better and faster. With over 50 sessions to choose from, a weekend at NFJS is a great opportunity to learn new skills.

Agile Practices

Software is a difficult industry with very high rates of failure. Agile practices such as: Test Driven Development, Continuous Integration, Code Quality Measures, and Team Building methods stabilize your processes and improve quality, allowing teams to work better and faster. Our speakers provide fresh ideas to help overcome the challenges you face every day.

Peer Exchange

Do you want to solve a problem? Get a fresh opinion. Few developer problems are truly new! NFJS is a great opportunity to interact with your peers and exchange ideas.

No Marketing

Don't go to a conference and simply buy into vendors products or architecture. NFJS events are focused on the real needs of developers! Our speakers provide advice based on their unbiased experience. We'll help you avoid over engineering.

Experienced Management

Since 2001, No Fluff Just Stuff has produced over 400 technical events, serving over 60,000 participants.

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What can I expect at an NFJS event?

You can expect to learn a lot! That is our goal! Most events include 5 concurrent sessions and over 50 total sessions during the event. Throughout the event, there are sure to be sessions of interest available to all developers.

Sample Schedule

Sample Schedule

Check our schedule for specific event details.


Northern Virginia Software Symposium

November 1 - 3, 2019

Reston, VA

Current Topics on the NFJS Tour

  • Core Java, JEE
  • Dynamic Languages: Groovy, JRuby, Scala, Clojure
  • RESTful Web Apps
  • Frameworks: Hibernate, Grails, Spring, JSF, GWT, more
  • Agility
  • Test Driven Design
  • Security
  • Ajax, Flex, RIA
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Event Schedule

Jun 21 - 23, 2019

Jun 28 - 30, 2019

Jul 26 - 28, 2019

Aug 2 - 3, 2019

Sep 27 - 29, 2019

Oct 11 - 12, 2019

Oct 25 - 27, 2019

Nov 1 - 3, 2019

Nov 8 - 10, 2019


Featured Speakers

Craig Walls

Craig Walls

Author of Spring in Action

Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel

CTO TripLingo & Code Hacker

Brian Sletten

Brian Sletten

Forward Leaning Software Engineer

Matt Stine

Matt Stine

Global CTO - Software Architecture at Pivotal

Ken Sipe

Ken Sipe

Cloud Solution Architect

Nathaniel Schutta

Nathaniel Schutta

Architect as a Service