Devoxx 2012 Swag

Devoxx 2012 has been and gone, and it was a fantastic few days in Antwerpen. I caught up with a lot of great people, made the acquaintance of even more and saw some superb presentations (plus a couple of duds, but there’s an NFC voting system to express this).

I’ve got a lot of material that I need to write up – so much so that I’m getting carpel tunnel syndrome just thinking about it – but in the meantime, here’s a rundown of the things that really count.

This year at Devoxx, some true geeks gave to me

  • 14 assorted t-shirts
  • 12 pens
  • 2 notepads
  • 3 books – Scala in Depth, MongoDB: The Definitive Guide and Infinispan Data Grid Platform
  • 24 badges
  • 2 MongoDB monkeys (or possibly apes)
  • 1 card reader
  • One extremely orange headband
  • 1 frisbee
  • 3 lanyards
  • Numerous chocolate bars and assorted confectionery
  • 1 iPhone cover
  • 3 tins of mints (hopefully not because of my breath)
  • An already distributed and therefore uncountable large stack of stickers
  • Something that may or may not be a gonk
  • 2 yo-yos
  • A block of post-it notes
  • 1 bag
  • 1 hoodie (which I unfortunately lost)
  • 1 pack of agile poker planning cards
  • 1 lens cleaner in a pouch
  • 1 bicycle seat cover
  • 2 three-dimensional puzzles
  • Various refrigerator magnets

Thanks to Ben Verbeken for giving me a lift home after it became clear I couldn’t carry it all home using the train!

  1. Lol, you swag beggar!

  2. You don’t ask, you don’t get :) Although that’s not strictly true – one of the 10gen guys followed me to the Plumbr stand to give me a free book.

    I’m pretty sure I missed a few things in this list! I found some USB sticks earlier, and the law of averages indicates there’s more to find.

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