UK Excel event 2018

Just a quick update as I realise I have not followed up on my request for interest for an Excel event from a month or two ago.

I personally have decided to step back from organising an Excel event this year, I am happy to help anyone else who wants to take it on. And happy to speak if needed.

No giant single alarm bells reason, just a few things that would make it overly hard.

  • I am not that involved in Excel much any more (I had expected to be more so)
  • I am a good few years out of date (stuck on Office 2010 (and Classique) for the (very) odd time I fire up a windows machine)
  • I am mega busy working on Android apps-  – which brings a lot of things that an Excel career could have delivered but didn’t (like working from home/anywhere, decent toolset, the Play store)
  • I have finally found a language that is better than VBA for getting stuff done – Kotlin.
  • The VBA IDE is sadder than a wet weekend in Brid (out of season) compared to IntelliJ.
  • The London venue that cost a few hundred quid last time now want a few thousand!

So, sorry to get everyones hopes up, I think there was just about enough interest on here to make an event viable if a suitable venue could be found. And plenty of people happy to speak, but just not something I can realistically take on at the moment.

cheers

simon

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3 Responses to “UK Excel event 2018”

  1. Hugh Watkins Says:

    I’d be fascinated to hear more about Kotlin. I haven’t been able to find out all that much: what can it be used for? Just Android? Can it work in/on Excel? How hard was it to learn coming from VBA?

  2. Simon Says:

    Hi Hugh
    Kotlin is moving quickly from a mainly Android base to be everywhere. Its easier than a pure OO language like Java to learn from a VB background. it no connections with Excel as yet as far as I know, only a matter of time though…
    have you seen this even?t:
    https://developexcel.wordpress.com/agenda/

  3. Simon Says:

    UK Excel event is on.
    yay
    details here:
    https://developexcel.wordpress.com/agenda/
    see you there

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