• New England Software Symposium - Fall 2019


    Start Time:

    Sep 27, 2019 9:00 AM

    End Time:

    Sep 29, 2019 5:00 PM

    Location:
    Sheraton Framingham
    1657 Worcester Rd Framingham MA 01701

    The No Fluff Just Stuff Java Symposium Tour Series, long considered the definitive conference series for software developers & architects, returns to Boston this fall! Witness first hand the best a conference has to offer: exceptional speakers, content rich ninety (90) minute technical sessions, right sized event model (capped at 250 attendees) all experienced in a vendor free environment.  At a No Fluff Just Stuff event, the focus is entirely on the attendee experience and nothing else!

    **Fifty (50) plus new sessions for 2019 to choose from! **


    Event Name: 2019 New England Software Symposium
    Dates: Sept 27-29th
    Location: Framingham, MA
    Venue: Sheraton Framingham
    URL: https://nofluffjuststuff.com/boston

     

    Make sure and use your special JUG discount of $50 by using the promo code nfjsusergroup50 when registering.

    If you are registering with a group, the highest discount will apply - group or JUG discount.

    REGISTRATION FEES:

    Early Bird Individual: $1050/person thru August 26th

    Excellent Group Discounts Available - bring your entire development team to the show:


    5-9 Attendees: $950/person
    10-14 Attendees: $925/person
    15-24 Attendees: $900/person
    25-over Attendees: $875/person

    What's Included - Registration Fee:

    • Three Day All Access Pass
    • Dinner & PM Breaks on Friday & Breakfast/Lunch & Breaks on Saturday/Sunday
    • NFJS Laptop Bag & T-shirt
    • Online Audio Recording of Available Sessions

     

    Questions:  Email me - jzimmerman@bigskytechnology.com


     

    See you there,

    Jay Zimmerman
    2019 NFJS Symposium Tour Series Director
    jzimmerman@nofluffjuststuff.com

     



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