Author Archives: Ken Fogel

About Ken Fogel

Java Champion and NetBeans Dream Team Member. Organizer of DawsCon, Montreal's free one day software conference. Next conference is January 10, 2020. Faculty member of the Computer Science Technology Program at Dawson College, Montreal. Instructor at the Continuing Education Computer Institute of Concordia University, Montreal. Passionate about teaching and inspiring students to be better programmers.

DawsCon 2019

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On January 11, 2019 Dawson College held its third annual software conference. Previously called NetBeans Day, this year’s conference was renamed to DawsCon. The final tally of participants was 180. In our first year it was 50 and last year it was 70. The amazing lineup of speakers and, for the first time, sponsorship from a major organization, Deloitte, elevated… Read more »

Improving the Code One Conference Experience

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After writing about my personal experience as a presenter at this year’s Oracle Code One I was asked for my opinion on what could be done to improve the experience for attendees and presenters in the future. While I have a tiny bit of experience in organizing and running conference, this year called DawsCon, having 100 attendees is not the… Read more »