I am a fresh employee at synyx. I started early in 2013 to work for the company and the Devoxx 2013 in Antwerp was my first conference with my new colleagues. Everything started around august when a colleague asked „Whoooo want to go to the Devoxx in November. Are you in? And you?“, he was so enthusiastic that I thought: “Hm first conference with these guys? One week with them in another country? And that on my birthday? Let's do it!”.