The guys are back from Cambridge, and I just had time to catch up with them on Code Gen 2014.
Things got off to a bit of a rocky start when Vince and Justin had some trouble with the bus schedule from the train station in Cambridge. Thankfully, GPS saved the day, and they were able to walk to the Churchill College campus.
And of course, instead of enjoying some local cuisine, their first meal in England was Burger King!
What they enjoyed about Cambridge (other than the conference):
How pretty the city is
The good service at the pubs (it almost resembled service at American restaurants!)
Now, let’s be serious for a moment.
The conference itself was geared towards the software industry. Many of the people there represented software publishers and gave presentations on their prototypes, tools, and services.
There were also Round Table discussions. Vince and Justin took special note on the one about code generators as a service.
One of the keynote speakers, Stephen Mellor, spoke about how agile modeling is the future and the importance of code generation from models. He also emphasized the value of flexibility and communication.
Both Vince and Justin hope to attend the conference again in the future. Maybe next time we’ll be seeing them present about GenMyModel?
Were you there? If so, what did you enjoy about the conference the most?
Unable to attend the conference? Check out some of the conference slides!
(And a big thanks to Vince for the photos!)