HolyJS 2020 Piter Blog
All records about the HolyJS 2020 Piter conference
One ticket for eight conferences
It's not only HolyJS 2020 Piter that goes entirely online. All of our conferences scheduled for spring and summer will be held online, too. In total, there will be 8 events online:
- JPoint — a conference on Java;
- DotNext — a conference on .NET;
- C++ Russia — a conference on C++;
- Mobius — a conference on mobile development;
- Heisenbug — a conference on testing;
- DevOops — conference on DevOps;
- Hydra — a conference on distributed computing.
This option includes:
- 200 speakers from all over the world;
- over 300 activities;
- more than 500 hours of diverse content (talks, interviews, podcasts, discussions);
- dozens of partners, contests and prizes.
A personal Full Pass will cost 300 EUR until the end of April, while a corporate one will cost 600 EUR.
How to get a Full Pass:
- If you have a Full Pass to our offline event, you can replace it with an online Full Pass. To carry out the process, please contact our support via firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you have an online ticket, you can easily upgrade it to a Full Pass. Please contact our support via email@example.com
- In case you haven't bought any ticket, please proceed to our registration page. Once you get there, choose Full Pass Personal if you purchase a ticket for yourself or Full Pass Standard if your company compensates it for you.
I have an offline ticket to HolyJS 2020 Piter. What should I do?
You can replace your offline ticket to HolyJS 2020 Piter with the following options:
- a Full Pass for all of our 8 conferences this summer;
- an offline ticket to any of our conferences scheduled for fall season;
- a full refund; any other options of return and exchange: we'll try to match your needs.
If you have any questions left, feel free to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
HolyJS 2020 Piter goes online-only
New dates: June 22 to June 25 The whole world is quarantined now, so the only way for us to move on is to go entirely online. Let us explain what remains the same for the conference and what is going to change.
What is left as it was
- The program and the speakers. We still have dozens of talks delivered by the experts from all over the world.
- Several tracks held in parallel.
- Quizzes and contests from our partners.
- Check-in lines (nonetheless, we do expect that developers will finally remove a distributed lock from our authorization service on Hazelcast).
- Our team:
- We’ve been organizing conferences for years and we have gained huge experience in live streaming.
- Still, an entirely online conference is quite different from a regular offline conference streamed live (editor's note: things really get confused in here, so don't get caught up).
- Therefore, we’re currently going the extra mile here to prepare the event. It’s all hands to the pump.
What is going to change
- Mountain and Muhammad. It’s not you heading to the conference this time, it’s the conference that is coming to you.
- Schedule. Hours of staring at the screen are just unbearable, so the program will be divided into several blocks lasting 4 to 5 hours. As a result, the conference will last 4 days.
- Format of presentations
- Some talks will be held in a classical way.
- Others will be more conversational, just like a podcast or a talk show (Jimmy Fallon and Oprah Winfrey ain’t got nothing on us).
- There is no substitute to interaction with your colleagues and former classmates. We crave for it, too.
- To be honest, it was the networking that made it extremely hard to transfer our events online.
- Still, we’re doing our best to create something more sophisticated than Telegram chats and Zoom rooms.
- We had to start from scratch to run a new format, which means we are now buying new equipment, hiring the contractors and retraining our staff, speakers, and partners.
- Online conference is two times cheaper than its offline version.
- A personal ticket will cost 150 EUR until the end of April, while a corporate one will be 300 EUR.