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Software development is the hidden pearl among the strengths of the Basel region. The association BaselOne wants to make this more visible and brings together software developers beyond the boundaries of the different systems. It kicked things off last year with the one-day conference JavaBasel. But to make it clear that this is not just about Java development, the association has now changed the event’s name. “There’s a considerable variety of software development in Basel, including two well-known CMS systems, but the developers hardly know each other,” said Dominik Berger from Bluesky IT-Solutions AG in Münchenstein, one of the three board members of the association. BaselOne is made up of three organisations: Canoo Engineering AG, Baloise Insurance and Bluesky IT-Solutions AG, each of which is represented by three board members. “There is hardly any interaction between the companies.” The initiators want to change this situation given all that is going on in the region, according to Berger.
BaselOne will take place this year on 19 October in the Markthalle Basel. The conference is open for many subjects in the field of software, so in addition to the Java platform, main topics will include the Internet of Things, tooling and security. Proposals for speakers are now being sought and can be submitted until 23 April.
The programme committee will review the submitted proposals based on their content and select several to be presented at the event. Beginners will receive for the first time support from a personal mentor in preparing their lecture. The mentors, who are experienced speakers and partly also Java champions, will come from the association members.
The association BaselOne expects more than 250 participants this year. When the event was first held under the name JavaBasel, there were around 120 participants. And whereas 12 presentations were given the first time around, participants can expect 16 to 18 speakers this time. Particular attention will also be paid to providing young developers the opportunity to play a more active role at the event, as Dominik Berger said.