The event took place 30th June 2017 in St. Leon-Rot at SAP itself (UI5con@SAP) and this time it felt like a real big conference (with more than 50 sessions and 400 participants), reflecting the importance and also maturity of the UI5 topic itself. Location at SAP and running the event on a working day allows the presence of all of the core UI5 people. Which was a great opportunity for everybody to meet personally with the people, you mainly know only from GitHub commits. Fantastic! It makes a big difference to meet in real life and face to face. The majority of the presentation was also held by SAP UI5 team, which did open up many insides, what we can expect in the bright SAPUI5/OpenUI5 future. But still there was plenty of space for sessions from non-SAP community members.
UI5con – the first ever conference focusing on SAPUI5/OpenUI5 took place on 11th March 2016 in Frankfurt. UI5con is driven by the community and not solely by SAP folks.
I was pleased that my proposal for a session was accepted and hence got one of the eligible 80 seats. The demand was so high, that the UI5con was sold out within less than an hour and more than 150 people put themselves on the waiting list.