GWT Developer Conference Held in San Francisco and Frankfurt

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Vaadin continues to invest in GWT (previously Google Web Toolkit) by organizing a 2+2-day developer conference with 60 speeches about GWT and related web technologies. The GWT.create 2013 conference is arranged on two continents, in California December 12-13, 2013 and in Germany, December 17-18, 2013.

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The lineup includes speakers from Google, Sencha, RedHat, Vaadin and many other prominent companies in the GWT ecosystem. GWT.create 2013 is the largest conference on GWT to date, further strengthening the vision from the “The Future of GWT” survey conducted in 2012: that the GWT community is gaining speed and growing once again.

The developer community has so far lacked a common conference for GWT and related web technologies, catering to the group of developers working on enterprise application projects.

GWT.create as a conference gathers most of the people in the GWT steering committee under one roof. The speakers include GWT community known names, such as Ray Cromwell from Google, Joonas Lehtinen from Vaadin, Colin Alworth from Sencha, Daniel Kurka from Google, Christian Sadilek from RedHat and Brian Slesinsky from Google.

“By looking at the ‘Future of GWT’ study from 2012, we realized that there were two equally strong hubs for GWT usage in the world, namely Europe and the US. We had a hard time choosing which continent to host the event in and finally got everyone on board with the idea of arranging it in two locations,” says Fredrik Rönnlund, VP of Marketing at Vaadin.

The conference is a way for developers to learn about new exciting features coming in GWT as well as top notch tools and techniques for developing web applications in Java.

About GWT
GWT (previously Google Web Toolkit) is the popular technology platform for creating rich user interfaces for the Web in Java. GWT has been free and open source since its introduction in 2007 but since 2012 Google released it as an outside project to the GWT Steering committee which at the same time renamed the product to GWT.

GWT is a development toolkit for building and optimizing complex browser-based applications. GWT is used by many products at Google, including Google AdWords and Google Wallet. It's open source, completely free, and used by thousands of developers around the world.

About Vaadin
Vaadin Ltd. is the company behind the open source Vaadin application development tools. The development tools are used by tens of thousands of Java developers in more than 170 countries to build rich Web applications. Vaadin Framework was first open sourced in 2002 and has been building on top of GWT since 2008.

The company’s HQ is in Finland with offices in Silicon Valley and the Frankfurt metropolitan area. The company today employs over 70 Vaadin and GWT experts. For further information on Vaadin tools and services, see

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