CocoonGT wrapup

8 10 2005

Amsterdam dock at sunsetJust a few words on this year’s annual Cocoon GetTogether, which ended yesterday. As always, great fun was had by everyone and it was great to meet once again with the usual folks and get to know someone else for the first time. Sadly, I could stop in Amsterdam just one night, so I hadn’t much time to talk with everyone I wanted to.

Kudos to Arjé and Steven for brilliantly taking care of the organization!

As for the matters that were discussed most at the hackathon and at the conference, pretty much everyone agrees that what emerged was a strong drive towards greater simplicity for our beloved framework. And almost everyone agrees that this simplification can be obtained without compromising the huge investment that many people and companies have done on Cocoon in the past.

Personally, as I wrote before, I am not so convinced, but I heartily applaud all efforts towards this elusive goal. I too have made a huge investment on this platform and will have to maintain and enhance projects that use it, possibly for a long time, and I’m not going to jump on the RoR bandwagon soon.

Photos here. Slides and podcasts from the presentations here.

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8 10 2005
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