Enough with the ruby conferences! Now’s the time to extend our knowledge into new horizons and become a better programmer. Could it be one of our New Year’s resolutions to attend some kind of conference lying a little outside the old comfort zone? This is exactly what I did in December last year. I went to a software architecture conference called Devternity. The Software Craftsmanship team - LatCraft - decided to hold it in the National Library building in Riga, Latvia. They say it was their first initiative of this sort.. and I must say they totally nailed it! They brought in a load of great speakers within a 3-track system where you could pick the most interesting talks for you.