GWT.create(Call for presentations)

Joonas Lehtinen
Joonas Lehtinen
On Jul 5, 2013 2:50:00 PM

While the GWT ecosystem is stronger than ever, there has not been a large GWT focused conference for years. We decided that this really needs to be fixed. I am proud to announce that we are hosting a full conference around GWT: two days filled with technology and 20+ presentations in December. You are invited!

Welcome to GWT.create conference!

The big question was where should we be arranging this. According to the Future of GWT Study we did last year, the community is divided between Europe and the U.S., with California and Germany as the top spots. This was a hard choice we failed to make. Instead, we decided to go crazy and to arrange the conference at both locations! Conference will kickstart in San Francisco on 12-13th Dec. Most of the speakers will fly over to Germany for the conference on 17-18th in Frankfurt am Main.

Everyting GWT and the future of the web

GWT is the sole focus of the conference. This gives us the possibility to deep dive into the technology, not just give a mere introduction. Fear not, there will be lots of interesting presentations also for those who are just starting with GWT. Ever wanted to hear about the internals of the compiler? Best practices for UiBinder? How to become a committer in the project? Or wanted to hear war stories from real world projects and be amazed by what can be done with this wonderful technology?

GWT is not just GWT core. It is a community. It is an ecosystem of tools and frameworks. The conference will cover anything GWT related, including frameworks like GXT, Errai and - you guessed it - Vaadin.

But there is one more topic we wanted to include. Instead of limiting to where we are today with GWT and related frameworks, we will be peeking into the future and have presentations about the future of the web platform. There are wonderful things coming with the power of the new generation web browsers like shadow DOM, HW accelerated everything, mobile web like nothing before. By combining this with GWT, you will surely be inspired by the possibilities of what you could be creating in the future.

Call for presentations

If you are inspired by the topics and have a strong option on them, please post a proposal for presentation. We would be delighted to invite you to speak at the conference. For details and the submission form, take a look at the GWT.create website.

While you might want to present only in San Francisto or in Frankfurt, we encourage you to go crazy too and join us to both conferences. This gives you an opportunity to spend the weekend with some of the top people in the GWT community. And maybe create something new.

Reserve your seat

We have reserved seats for 250 attendees for each conference. Be fast and enjoy the seriously discounted early bird conference price - we thought it would be just fair as you would be the ones who are spreading the word about the conference.

Take a look, register or propose a presentation at

PS. In case your company falls in love with the idea of GWT.create conference, please join us in the effort. I hope that top companies in the GWT ecosystem would be exhibiting in the conference as well. After all - this should be the best opportunity of the year to get connected with the GWT community - live.

Joonas Lehtinen
Joonas Lehtinen
Joonas is the CEO and co-founder of Vaadin. He has been working with web app development tools and technologies for over 20 years and speaks frequently in Java conferences around the world. Joonas lives is San Jose, CA, with his wife and 10 year old son. You can follow him on Twitter – @joonaslehtinen
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