Monthly Archives: June 2009

London Coherence SIG: Two years old!

Ok… the last London Coherence SIG was a few weeks ago and I know… I should have posted this sooner, but I’ve been a little busy traveling (as usual).

Apart from the great speakers (Simon Waterer , Gene Gleyzer, Aleksandar Seovic and Rob Varga) it was a real pleasure to be able to host and celebrate the two year anniversary of the forming of the first Coherence SIG.

What started as a simple idea with Simon Bisson… “Hey there has to be more than just a few of us using Coherence” to the 100+ people showing up for the first event (prior to formal acquisition of Coherence by Oracle) and that we’re now running of multiple Coherence SIGs around the world (typically over subscribed), it’s been a fun, if not sometimes exhausting two years… something I’m certainly  proud of.

However, these things are not just the result of a single person.  We’ve had a great the amount of support, not only from speakers and behind-the-scenes Coherence Engineering support, the Coherence Community around the world, the UKOUG and especially Oracle.  It’s been simply awesome and I’d personally like to say “thanks” all those involved.

We’ve tried to keep the events free and as interesting as possible and will continue to do so.  Importantly we’re certainly not going to be slowing down, even if we have to get a bigger venue, especially as the Coherence Communities continue to grow fairly rapidly.

Lastly I’d like to thank Phil Wheeler, Graeme McCarthy and Simon Bisson for organizing the Cake.  There was none left at the end of the night!  Thanks also to Phil for the kind words… and you’re right, there is no other community like this in this space.  Nice one guys.

Coherence SIG Photo

(thanks go to Andrew Wilson for the iPhone Photo)

PS: I think the next London Coherence SIG is going to be one of the most important ever.  Should be happening around the last week of July.  Stay tuned.