Thursday, September 04, 2008

Drools Boot Camp and Texas Rules Fest goes bigger and better (Oct 22-24)

Due to large number of registrations the Texas Rules Fest has had to move location from the Addison to the Sheraton Dallas:

The organisers have asked me to remind everyone thinking of going to register sooner, rather than later, as they may actually sell out if the rate of registrations continues.

As a reminder entire Drools team will be at the Dallas Rules Fest, this October 22nd to 24th. This is a must attend non-profit event, with $150 registration fee, for hands on rule training on a variety of products and disciplines with some top industry speakers and a fantastic agenda - just stuff, not fluff ;) Gary Riley will be there, author of the rules "bible" Expert Systems, talking about his rule engine the venerable Clips. Charles Forgy, the inventor of Rete and "father" of rule engines, will be there talking about his break through research in parallel executing rule engines. Daniel Selman from Ilog will be there giving tutorials on the ilog engine and tooling.

Come Join the Week Long Drools Boot Camp

The Drools team will actually be arriving the week before, on the 15th, for our team meeting which is open to all and starts official on the the 16th in the Best Western hotel conference room. So if you want to chat rules in general or specifically on your problems, or just get involved in some hard core programming, please do come along. We will be staying at the Best Western hotel which has rooms from just $69USD per night :)

So far we have Franklin American and German Aerospace Center joining us for the team meeting and hard core Drools coding, still room for more :)


  1. Do you have any more details on the Drools Boot Camp? Like an agenda or topics covered?

  2. The boot camp isn't an end-user training session, so no actual agenda.

    The drools team will be there for a week coding on Drools enhancements - we all work around the globe, so it's good to get this opportunity. We welcome anyone else to come along who wants to get some hands on practice in coding drools, with us to mentor them. So for instance Franklin American have some requirements they need in the BRMS, so they will be there with us on hand to help them do those enhancements themselves. So pick an itch and come along and we'll help you scratch it.

    We'll also be discussing use cases and general knowledge sharing too.