02 March 2020 • 2 min read
First I need to tell you about the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community (MSCC).
Some time around May or June 2013, Jochen Kirstätter (aka JoKi) started this trend called Code & Coffee, which was a weekly meetup on Wednesday mornings in a coffee shop to talk about programming or general tech stuff. He used to organize that under the umbrella of the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community, a user group which he started. Rumours circulate that JoKi sat all alone in a coffee shop for the first Code & Coffee meetup (TBC by Mary Jane, JoKi's wife).
I attended my first Code & Coffee meetup in June 2013 after learning about it from JoKi during a Linux meetup at L'Escalier organized by the Linux User Group of Mauritius. I don't recall having blogged about that first Code & Coffee meetup, but after the second one, yes I did blog about it.
MSCC meetup attendees grew over time and there were requests to also hold a Saturday monthly meetup. With a growing community we all became ambitious. Then in 2014 JoKi tossed the idea of having a "classic" conference which will be called the Developers Conference. After rigorous planning and support from both local and international sponsors, the first Developers Conference, dubbed as DevCon, happened on April 2015 at Voilà Hotel, Bagatelle.
DevCon attendance is a free of charge. It is an event full of business opportunities and professional networking. Attendees can learn about latest software development technologies, methodologies, as well as cloud features and infrastructure.
The aim of the conference is to provide local software developers a buffet of tools, practices and principles applicable to tackling current challenges in the Mauritian software development environment. From keeping up to date with the latest technologies and trends to tackling the challenges of working in large enterprise systems – it’s a buffet of experiences, ideas and pragmatic advice as well as an opportunity to connect with peers across the industry.
Flashback: my blog post from DevCon 2015 Day 1
Now that you know what DevCon is and how it started, let us talk about registration. MSCC events are published on meetup.com. That is where you would also register to attend DevCon.
Just head to the meetup page of MSCC, create an account and join the group.
Then, head to the DevCon event page and click on the attend button at the bottom of the page.
That's it, done. We'll see you at DevCon 2020. 😎