What is Roots?
The Roots conference is Norway's oldest IT conference, and will take place April 25.-27. in Bergen, Norway. The conference is held annually in Bergen, the largest city on the western coast of Norway. Squeezed in between the mountains of western Norway and the fjords, the location provides for a unique experience.
The 2012 edition of Roots is the 12th version, previously we have enjoyed the company of internationally renowned speakers like Martin Fowler, Dave Thomas, (pragdave), Alistair Cockburn, Ted Neward, Linda Rising, Dan North, Roy Singham, Tom Gilb and James "Cope" Coplien.
Why is the Roots conference different?
- We're in Bergen, the most beautiful city in Norway.
- We believe that lack of communication is one of the industry's biggest problems. We aim to gather developers, project managers/scrum masters, architects, UX people, testers, test managers and security professionals in one conference.
- We don't have any hour-long talks. Instead we have the bite-sized wisdom of lightning talks and the immersion of tutorials, making you come back from the conference with real knowledge you can use.
- We care about the social aspects, too. The most interesting parts of a conference often happen in the breaks. That's why we have top notch food, long breaks, a conference dinner included in the price, a high speaker-participant ratio and friendly speakers that are happy to talk with the participants.
The conference takes place April 25.-27. 2012 at Scandic Hotel Bergen City in Bergen, Norway. The closest airport is Bergen Flesland Airport (BGO). To get to the conference from the airport, take the airport express coach. The bus stop closest to the hotel is called Festplassen.