Just wrapped up a successful 2 day Embedded System Engineering conference in Stuttgart, Germany. This “all-German” show had just shy of 600 attendees, as well as about 60 individuals (representing the 20 or so companies exhibiting), so this was considered very good by the show organizers (who by the way did a fantastic job… the food here, for example, was as good as I’ve ever seen for such an event). The Klocwork booth was shared with our good friends at Emenda, and we had a choice spot that allowed a good flow of people. We had an interesting mix at our booth as well… a Scotsman who now lives in Germany and speaks flawless German (albeit with a hint of a wee Scottish accent), an Englishman who had numerous stories that kept us entertained during the quiet times, and myself, the jetlagged Canadian.
As I mentioned earlier, this show is advertised as the only German-language conference around… and it was. So other than saying “hello”, “goodbye”, “thank you”, or “another beer please“, my German is, uhm, lacking. However, not a problem here; the Germans all speak very good English… which was a good thing since my presentation was in English. I had over 40 attendees at my session about how Source Code Analysis fits into Agile development environments, and it went very well. A number of attendees came to our booth after the talk to pick up our White Paper onstatic analysis and agile, and to get a demo of our latest release.
My two-week stint of planes, trains and automobiles continues tomorrow when I head up to Berlin for the weekend to see some good friends (and a football game in the Olympic Stadium), then it is back home on Monday. It has been a great couple of weeks in Europe, but I am looking forward to being back on good ole EST.