I spent much of last weekend finalising details of the Code Generation 2010 event program.
The keynotes – (Pragmatic) Dave Thomas and Eelco Visser – were lined up some time ago – as was a panel session on Model-Driven Software Development myths led by Andrew Watson of OMG.
I was also pleased that Pedro J. Molina agreed to run an introductory session on Model-Driven Software Development. This was a feature of last year’s conference that really helped the beginners get up to speed at the event. The plan for future years is to continue to have a similar session run by different members of the community to get their different perspectives on the topic.
Choosing the remaining sessions was a more difficult task. We received a record 74 speaking proposals for the event – up from 50-odd last time.
We’ve gone again for 3 hands-on sessions – one on graphical DSL-building from MetaCase, one on MPS and one on Spring Roo. These hands-on sessions are very popular, with participants citing them as some of the best things they did at the conference.
We also have a good mix of case studies, tutorials and other sessions – all with the strong practical focus we work hard to achieve at the event.
We’ll also run Birds-of-a-Feather sessions and Lightning talks – introduced for the first time last year.
I’m looking forward to the event itself, I always have a great experience and have now made many friends in the community who I look forward to seeing.
Thanks again to OMG, InfoQ.com, ACCU, Skills Matter, Techwatch and YDN for supporting the event and to Microsoft, SoftFluent, Kennedy Carter and MetaCase for sponsoring the event.