Last week was one of the most exciting weeks for me since joining the Infinispan team because for the very first time, I was going to present Infinispan to the world :)
Firstly last Tuesday, I introduced Infinispan to Switzerland's Java User Group, where a crowd of around 20 people learned about the usability improvements introduced, the performance and memory consumption enhancements, and forthcoming new features. To finish the presentation, I showed the audience a demo of 3 distributed Infinispan instances connected to an Amazon S3 cache store via JClouds. I received some very positive feedback from the attendees who, in particular, were interested in finding out the differences between grid and cloud computing.
Two days later I went to Brussels to do the same presentation for Belgium's JBoss User Group and the reaction was even better there! A lot of Spring developers attended the presentation who were very keen on integrating Infinispan in their own projects.
From here I'd like to thank all the people who attended these two sessions and in particular the organizers, Jakob Magun and Phillip Oser from Switzerland's Java User Group and Joris De Winne from Belgium's JBoss User Group.