Tomitribe Posts with "heroes" Tag

DevoxxUK is next week and we couldn’t be more excited. Why? Oh, let me count the ways. We’re a Sponsor It will be our first time as an official sponsor of a conference! How’s that for a start? A proud little milestone for us. If you haven’t been to a Devoxx yet and you have your pass, you’re in for a treat. If you don’t have a pass, get one. You won’t regret it. My first was Devoxx Belgium in 2012. Devoxx UK will be my fifth Devoxx event. Does that tell you anything? Norm is Back We unfortunately had … Continued


2nd Annual Apache OpenEJB Get-Together, Tours, France — April 2011

As the first entry in the Tomitribe blog, I wanted to take the opportunity to give a personal view of why. Why do we exist? What do we hope to achieve?

Chasing a Dream

Before I talk about that, I want to share an intimate moment in time. A defining moment when we knew we truly had something special. This is a picture from April of 2011, before Apache TomEE had been certified and announced to the world, when it was still very much a dream. Open source is full of heroes and these people are my personal heroes and the reason for everything I do. This was the second annual Apache OpenEJB Get-Together, which we held in Tours France after presenting Apache TomEE at JAX London — the first Apache TomEE presentation anywhere (thank you, JAX).

This was near the end of a week-long hack-a-thon where several of us from all over took a week off of work and traveled to hack together on what became TomEE.