Speaker Details

Tom Cools
Info Support NV

Developer without borders, both geographically and technically. Active as a consultant with a focus on Java technologies.

Next to that I am a trainer and mentor who loves to share not only knowledge but also passion for our craft. I do this through mentorships (codingcoach.io), guiding students at my alma mater or just helping strangers on Twitter and StackOverflow.

Currently working for Info Support nv. in Mechelen, Belgium.

Learning Through Tinkering
Conference (BEGINNER level)
Room 9

Do you also feel like it’s hard to keep up with all the new tools and frameworks coming your way? You are not alone! By choosing IT, you are choosing to learn for the rest of your life… not an easy task.

In this session we’ll look into some concepts that will help you get the most out of your efforts to learn new shiny stuff!

We’ll go over a couple of example projects and give you some guidelines to keep learning without being overwhelmed by the flood of new technologies.

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Belgian JVM Lovers Unite: The User Groups need you!
BOF (BEGINNER level)
BOF 2

It’s crystal clear that the JVM-world is better place when we build, learn and discover things together. User Groups are great places to connect with other JVM lovers, share knowledge and have some nerdy fun… but they are nothing without you!

We invite everyone with an interest in the JVM community experience in Belgium to an open discussion on the present and future of JVM related User Groups. You don't have to be a community leader or Java Champion to contribute, everyone is welcome to share their amazing ideas, hopeful wishes and daring dreams!

User Groups are a valuable part of our ecosystem and they get even better when we work together. So now it's time to unite and make Belgium an even better place for JVM-lovers!

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