I’m looking forward to going to the Software Practice Advancement conference in London again. Not just because of the usual high density of hands-on sessions. The diversity of presenter backgrounds and session topics should make for an interesting mix. I see research academics business owners (not just consultants, but running product businesses as well), developers and even aspiring comedians (thinking of Emanuel Gaillot and Jonathan Perret with their pair programming parody).
Topics are ranging from ethics, Artificial Intelligence, property based tdd and hard-won experience using specific tools and plaforms (nodejs, cloud).