Last week, I visited Java Forum Nord, a new conference with 150 participants and 21 talks. It took place in Hannover, Germany. In my understanding, it has been the first regional conference this size and I very much like the thought it hasn't been the last. It was a very nice and (for me) informative conference. I want to thank the organizers for their work and also the speakers for the great lineup. The location right in the center of Hannover has been as awesome as the food.