20 June 2009

SpringSource University in Denver

On Tuesday morning I had just returned from a run at about 9:35am and was checking my messages before I showered and began working for the day. As I was reading various messages, dripping sweat and sipping on some water, I was pinged by my friend and colleague Filip Hanik on IRC. He told me that he was sitting in a classroom in Denver for the SpringSource University Core Spring Training. Here's how the conversation went:

Filip: hey
Bruce: hey, what's up?
Filip: sitting at Core Spring in Denver, but there is no trainer
Bruce: whoops
Bruce: sorry to hear that, is there anything I can do to help?
Filip: yeah, you can come down here and teach this course :)
Bruce: are you serious?
Filip: yes
Bruce: headed for the shower now, see you about 11

By 11am I was in Denver and teaching the first day of the course.

Lucky for me, Chris Beams, a stellar consultant/engineer/trainer at SpringSource, was en route to deliver the rest of the course. Chris arrived later Tuesday evening and taught the course for the rest of the week through Friday and I was lucky enough to sit in. Chris went the extra mile to arrive early and stay late for the rest of the week and even wound up finishing on time on Friday afternoon, a testament to his talents, for sure.


  1. Sometimes I miss those days when something goes wrong and you have to take up the challenge to find a satisfying solution for the students.

    Great job and cheers from Holland ;-)!

  2. Very good point Alef, it was a good challenge. It's great to hear from you. I hope everything is going well at JTeam!

  3. Hello,

    Can you please provide me the training slides for Core Spring?

    Thanks & Regards

  4. my id is pvsrikiran@yahoo.com

  5. Sri, unfortunately I cannot provide the slides to you as the course is not free. Therefore the materials are only available to students who have paid the requisite fees.

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