This was my first Future Technologies Conference so I didn’t know what to expect.
Being a smaller conference in Vancouver I expected the attendees to mostly consist of Canadians and Americans. However, that was not the case. There was a lot of representation from across the globe (over 50 countries were represented).
In terms of attendee types, there were definitely more academics than practitioners.
My presentation, “Pair Programming: Collocated vs. Distributed” lasted about 20 minutes. I was only allotted 14 minutes but there were a few no shows so I was able to go a bit longer. The presentation ended with excellent questions and insight.
I really enjoyed learning about some of the ground breaking research that is currently going on. I don’t know how they come up with this stuff.