CakeFest was a success

I came back to Buenos Aires the day before yesterday, after a wonderful experience in Orlando. CakeFest was not only a great opportunity to be a part of the first official CakePHP gathering, but most importantly to meet a lot of smart people. As I said to someone while in Orlando, eventhough all the talks were thorough and hands-down interesting, I found that the after hours were the moments where I got most out of the conference. Just hanging out with fellow bakers, drinking beer (lots of beer) and talking code to each other was an incredible opportunity.

I enjoyed my time there so much that I came back completely decided to host a CakeFest in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the first week of December, 2008. I am already taking care of the organization and will open up inscriptions very soon (so now you can’t complain, you have almost 10 months of notice.) Some of the talks will be english and some in spanish, so everyone is invited to join. As a corolary, I’ll leave you with some pictures taken in Orlando (wish I would’ve taken more). Click on the pictures to get their respective bigger size photos.

DOWNLOAD: In case you are interested, you can download the slides of my presentation entitled Behaviors: Making your Models Behave.


Chit chat at salad bar

Gwoo and his Mac

Gwoo’s keynote

Felix (the_undefined), Tim and me

Jeff (phishy) and me. Marc in the background.

Dennis and me

Some of CakeFest team

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9 Comments to "CakeFest was a success"

  1. Feb142008 at 11:24 pm

    Jason Leveille [Visitor] wrote:

    Thanks for posting your presentation Mariano.

  2. Feb142008 at 11:28 pm

    mariano.iglesias [Member] wrote:

    @Jason: sure, no problem.

  3. Feb202008 at 1:56 am

    Naty [Visitor] wrote:

    CakeFest Argentina, great!!!

    I’m from mendoza, thanks for bringing such an oportunity to this country! :)


  4. Feb202008 at 12:14 pm

    mariano.iglesias [Member] wrote:

    @Naty: Thanks! If you want to pre-sign up, go ahead and surf to:


    See you on our very own CakeFest!

    PS: And being from Mendoza, you could bring a wine bottle (or two, or three… ;)

  5. Feb212008 at 2:47 am

    Charlie [Visitor] wrote:

    Wow, a debconf and cakefest in Argentina in the same year… such an opportunity for us in South America. Hopefully gonna be there for both of them!!

  6. Feb222008 at 1:44 pm

    Naty [Visitor] wrote:

    Ok, wine will be there :)

    See you on December


  7. Feb222008 at 1:46 pm

    Naty [Visitor] wrote:

    I almost forget:

    I visited http://es.cakefest.org, I love the main picture!!!

  8. Feb282008 at 12:01 am

    Dean [Visitor] wrote:

    Looks like alot of fun and ver informative.
    Does anyone have any information on a CakeFest here in Australia? Because I would love to attend one but its a long flight to Orlando from here…lol

  9. Feb282008 at 12:15 am

    mariano.iglesias [Member] wrote:

    @Dean: there’s no planned CakeFest in Australia, but there’s a CakeFest in Buenos Aires, Argentina on December 2008. Head on and sign up! Let me tell you, it’s definitely worth traveling to, as it is even going to be greater and more fun than CakeFest in Orlando, which is saying a lot!

    Sign up at:


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