Looking Back At The Belgian Developer & IT Pro Days 2007


Last week, from 27 till 29 March, we had our annual Developer & IT Pro Days conference. According to the attendee feedback and the attending partners, it was the best one ever. The ratings that were given are truly amazing. Here are a few general facts about the conference:



  • More than 1.350 registrations
  • More than 35 sessions exclusively for software developers
  • An architecture track with Ron Jacobs
  • 8 parallel break-outs
  • 2 pre-conference tracks
  • First public demo of the latest PLINQ bits by Raj Pai

Some less obvious facts:



  • At least 45 people were working in the background to make the conference a success from Monday 26 March till Thursday night 29 March
  • 6.500 minutes of sessions were recorded (pre-conferences were not recorded)
  • The technical teams needed 3 trailers to transport all their equipment.
  • +1.000 meters of category 5 UTP cable for the internet connections
  • +250 kilo’s of t-shirts
  • 8.500 liters of water and soft drinks (that is almost 3 liters per person per day!), thirsty anyone?
  • 10.000 sandwiches, hungry anyone?

A few blog posts about the Developer & IT Pro Days:



Here are already a few pictures of the conference, taken by our photographer Ine Dehandschutter. More photos will follow later:



Going to the keynote area…


A few minutes later at another entrance to the keynote area…


Opening keynote by David Chappell


Developer & IT Pro Days is also about making friends and meeting people with the same interest


Full rooms at several break out sessions


Comments (5)

  1. I wonder, how many % of the attandees are women?

  2. A few weeks ago, I posted my wrap-up about Developer & IT Pro Days 2007 with a few photos of the

  3. tommer says:

    Yves, we didn’t analyze our attendee data on gender. But it was pretty obvious that the biggest part of the attendees were male.

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