I got back yesterday from an excellent 2 days in Leuven where I spoke at the BLUG 2013 (where the B as of this year stands for BeNeLux). This was actually my first visit to the event and I enjoyed every bit of it. The location was impressive: the “Grand Béguinage of Leuven“, a former community for unmarried, semi-religious women (the Béguine), dates back to the 13th century and is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
Theo Heselmans did an amazing job in organizing the event and spoiled us with lots of Belgian chocolate. The attendance was again higher than last year and I heard that the BLUG is now the worlds largest LUG.
I did 2 sessions at the event: one semi-non-technical on design frameworks together with Martin Vereecken, Matt White and Mark Myers. Read the slides if you want to know how that relates to the missionary position
I did a second session on my own titled “Stop (de)bugging me!”. It was the last session of the event but still very well attended. I talked about the (SSJS and Java) debuggers in Notes 9 and my XPage Debug Toolbar.
See you hopefully next year in Breda (but probably sooner)!