30 Jahre CH Open Workshop-Tage


Wir feiern dieses Jubiläum am Mittwoch, 8. September 2021 an der ETH Zürich* und laden alle Interessierten herzlich dazu ein.

*unter Einhaltung der gültigen Covid-Vorschriften des BAG und Schutzkonzept der ETH Zürich

17.15 Uhr - Eintreffen

17.30 Uhr - Keynote von Ed Burns, Microsoft

18.30 Uhr - Apéro

20.00 Uhr - Ende


Ed Burns is currently Principal Architect on the Java Tooling and
Experiences team at Microsoft. In this role, Ed will help make Azure
the best place for Enterprise Java. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ed was
a Consulting Member of the Technical Staff At Oracle. Ed has worked on a wide variety of client and server side web technologies since 1994, including NCSA Mosaic, Mozilla, the Sun Java Plugin, Jakarta Tomcat and, most extensively, JavaServer Faces, on which he is the co-spec lead. Ed is also the co-spec lead for the Servlet specification. Ed is an experienced international conference speaker, with consistently high attendance numbers and ratings at JavaOne (Rockstar award winner 2016), Devoxx, DevNexus, JAOO, JAX, W-JAX, No Fluff Just Stuff, JA-SIG, The Ajax Experience, and Java and Linux User Groups. He has published four books with McGraw-Hill, JavaServerFaces: The Complete Reference (2006), Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers: Riding the IT crest (2008) JavaServer Faces 2.0: The Complete Reference (2010) and Hudson Continuous Integration In Practice (2013).


COVID-19 is the first global crisis of the Internet age, and we are all living through it day by day. Just being here at this conference in person is a remarkable thing, made possible by many other things that could have gone wrong actually going right. But isn't that the story behind many things, including the increasing importance of public cloud infrastructure?

This talk draws from Ed's 25 years of professional programming experience, spanning many languages, operating systems, and platforms to look at how innovation and gratitude come together to enable opportunity. From the cold-war inspired invention of packet-switched networking, through the library science informed invention of HTML, and adtech enabling invention of the <IMG> tag, to the hardware-revenue driving invention of client/server computing, and our contemporary era of completely commoditized cloud everything, innovation and gratitude can form a virtuous cycle. The deeply personal and massively shared experience of COVID-19 calls us to ensure our future virtuous cycles are built with a view toward broadening opportunity, not concentrating it.


Increase awareness of the influencers of innovation that brought us to our current point in the practice of IT. Increase gratitude for the help we all get so we are inspired to give back in some way.


Target Audience

  • Conference attendees looking to feel good about taking the risk to
    attend this in-person event.
  • Technical practitioners looking to get a broader perspective on how
    their particular area of interest fits into the bigger world of IT.
  • Management influencers who need to understand that an attitude of
    gratitude pays dividends in terms of fueling innovation.


Audience Takeaway

Innovation fuels growth. Gratitude and compassion fuel innovation. Be aware of the many things beyond your control that have to go right in order to achieve success. Learn that by helping others achieve, you will help yourself.

Informationen & Anmeldung:

Die Feier findet an der ETH Zürich, Gloriastrasse 35 statt. Ab Hauptbahnhof mit Tram 6 (Richtung Zoo) bis Voltastrasse, dann 100m zu Fuss. Bitte benutzen Sie provisorischen Haupteingang via Terrasse (gekennzeichnet) und nehmen Sie Ihr Ticket ausgedruckt oder auf dem Mobile mit.

Es wird ein Unkostenbeitrag von CHF 20 erhoben. Für Teilnehmende der Workshop-Tage ist die Feier kostenlos.

Wir freuen uns auf den Austausch vor Ort.