The high tech scene around Bristol and Bath is well placed to support the first UK based Voxxed Day event. The region has a well established base of companies making world-class cloud technology with a global reach – including industry leaders like Oracle, HP, IBM, Cray and Amazon as well as fast growing startups such as ClusterHQ, JustOneDB and ForgeRock. Many of these companies have started to work together as part of the HBB Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG) to help develop the region as a globally established centre of excellence for cloud computing.
Phil Bates was a key influencer in bringing Voxxed Days to Bristol. As the leader for Oracle’s cloud development centre in Bristol, and one of the champions for the cloud technologies cluster around Bristol and Bath, he said;
“A Voxxed Days event at the Watershed is great news and a recognition of the strength of the software development community in the area, particularly with respect to cloud computing and big data / analytics. Oracle has significant and expanding cloud and business intelligence/analytics product development teams in Bristol. The south-west is a great place to develop technology and conferences like Voxxed Days provide a great opportunity for developers to share expertise, learn from each other’s experience and get a handle on what’s next in Java, Cloud and Big Data/Analytics.”
— Voxxed Days Bristol (@VoxxedBristol) November 3, 2015
Jon Holloway, Bristol Java Meetup leader is also excited that the first Voxxed Days conference in the UK is in Bristol;
“Tech conferences like Voxxed Days Bristol encourage wider appreciation and discussion of Java technology within Bristol and the surrounding areas. We look forward to similar conferences and events”
Topics covered at Voxxed Days Bristol will include; Cloud Infrastructure and Platforms (e.g. IaaS & PaaS) , Big Data and Analytics, Java and JVM languages, Continuous Delivery and Deployment, Microservices and Containers, Functional Programming, Internet of Things, DevOps, Performance & Optimisation, Architecture & Security, and Development Methodologies.