Conference Room @ JavaSpecialists.eu
Are you looking for a great venue to run your next seminar?
Something special, which your students will talk about for
years? A place with stunning natural beauty, but with the
best technology? Restaurants with delicious food, where you
can chill out after class with your students?
Crete is your ideal location. We offer a modern conference
room accommodating up to 12 students.
Our venue overlooks the often snow-capped Lefka Ori mountain
range and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea. You can enjoy the
spectacular views and environment surrounding our home where
fruitful vineyards and olive groves abound. If you care to
wander around after lunch or after the course in the early
evenings, you might very well find yourself amongst bleating
sheep, ancient ruins or even chicken coups - that's part of
what a visit to our "corner" is about. The nearest beach
Tersanas, is just a short walk down through the "Livadi"; a
firm favourite with the locals, this beach offers a small
cafeteria for sundowners and of course welcoming waters for a
well deserved swim.
Our students and lecturers are catered for with the best of
Cretan cuisine at the renowned Taverna Irene's during the
lunch hours. Our coffee breaks are a feast too with
delicious Greek pastries and sweets decorating our coffee
Our high-tech equipment will ensure the smoothest-running
lecture course possible. These conditions, we believe, are
the ideal blend for a bona fide learning experience which we
know you, like so many others we have hosted, will be
thrilled to experience.
"Great course at a great place: I attended Heinz' Java
course this october. ... The location at Heinz' course room
in the Kabutz-house close to Chaniua in Crete is just great:
Far away from business and the daily routine. Thanks to Heinz
and his familiy for the nice stay. I took my family with me
and we stretched the days in Crete for some more days... very
Peter - Oct 13, 2010
We will always try to fit in with your preferred dates.
However, there is a strong demand for the room. Please let us
know at least three months in advance if you would like to
Spring and autumn are the best times to host events on Crete.
The weather is usually lovely and hotel rooms are easy to
find. It is a bit too cool for long swims though.
In summer it gets very hot here on Crete, so you could run
your event during the day and go to the beach after six in
the evening. This is what the locals do and is how we avoid
sun stroke. The only challenge is finding free hotel rooms,
so please book these well in advance.
In winter most hotels shut down for repairs. We partner with
some that are open all year round. Winter is beautiful in
Crete. You might experience a crazy Cretan tempest or the
warm "halcyon days". It is a great time of year for sight
seeing as the mad tourists are far away.
Training in Crete what a blast: I attended the Java
Master Course in Crete and it was a great experience. Heinz
has created a first class training area which facilitates
great knowledge transfer and it's not too bad to step out on
the deck and take in the view of the beautiful landscape. I
would really recommend anyone who can to go to his facility
in Crete and by all means bring your family along so they can
play during the day while you exercise your java skills.
Anonymous - Sep 1, 2010
The conference room has a built in data projector. Our WiFi
network links you up to the rest of the world via a leased E1
line. Ours is the most reliable internet connection on Crete
and will ensure that you can stay in contact with your home
Many years ago, an electrician died whilst changing a street
lamp. As a result, whenever DEH do any sort of maintenance,
they turn off power to the entire area. (Not a true story,
but it's the only explanation we have for the frequent power
outages.) Our conference facility has a 4 cylinder diesel
power generator that turns on automatically if the power goes
down. You can continue your event without interruption.
Our powerful air-conditioner will give you a comfortable
learning experience during those warm island days. The
outside balcony is perfect for a quick smoke break or if you
just want to admire the beautiful sea view.
Our desks and chairs are modeled according to the Greek
coffee shops or "Kafenions", where Greek men spend hours
talking of politics and playing cards. The straw seat and
hard back are comfortable to sit in for hours, tried and
tested by generations of Greeks.
"java performance tuning on crete: I attended Kirk
Pepperdine's java performance tuning course
this autumn much to the amusement of my colleagues/family -
Is it work or a holiday? I found the course very challenging
and I'm still absorbing the materials a month later. Kirk is
a true specialist in his field. ... The classroom at Heinz's
place looks out over Crete to the Med and is modern and air
conditioned. Heinz's family were really friendly and supplied
plenty of coffee and cakes during the course and a superb
barbeque at the end (thanks Heinz for the sea bream! ). Many
thanks for an instructive and memorable week."
choo choo ? - Oct 25, 2010
The conference room can be rented for € 500 per
day. Two coffee breaks and lunch at Irene's Taverna can be
included for €30 per person per day.
Payment terms are: 50% deposit to guarantee your booking and
a further 50% at the end of your event.
Putting on an event at a remote location can have its
challenges. We have put in place a number of mechanisms to
make it as smooth as possible. Our internet connection is
the most reliable in Crete. We have a 4-cylinder diesel
generator that takes over automatically if the electricity
We do not control the weather, earthquakes, strikes nor
volcanoes. Should you need to cancel the course due to one
of these, we will try to reschedule you for another date at
no additional cost.
Please let us know immediately if you are not satisfied with
the conference room, teas, coffees or meals and please give
us an opportunity to correct whatever is necessary. Should
you still not be satisfied, we will refund you in full
anything that you have paid to date. This should be done on
the first day of the conference.
"The most interesting Java course at the most beautiful
training facility: I attended the Java Specialists' Master
course last May, and I must say it was quite an experience.
Heinz was very kind to welcome us as family in his brand new
training facility, where we spent the week discussing the
most advanced features of Java with some of the best Java
developers in the world. If you come here, get ready to get
your mind blown. As a big bonus, you'll love the excellent
Cretian food, the pure air, and the breath-taking view from
Heinz's balcony, on the heights of Chania."
Olivier - Sep 26, 2010
Still not sure?
Kirk Pepperdine has run many courses on Crete, with fantastic
turnout and very happy customers. Here is what he had to say
about our conference room:
"The training facility can go a long way to making or breaking
an attendees course experience, so it is important to me that
attendees are happy with the facilities. The comments I've
gottend about Heinz's facilities from attendees have been
outstanding. Never a problem with the equipment, more bandwidth
than you'd at any other training facility anywhere and a
fantastic view. Best of all, lunch at a local Cretian taverena,
snacks are guarenteed to leave you wanting more and enough
coffee to shake you out of your afternoon food coma. Train at
Heinz's facilities in Crete? thats a no brainer decision!
Kirk Pepperdine - May 31, 2011
If you are interested in hiring our facility, please enquire
Google Earth recently updated the image data from May 2010,
so our training venue is now visible. It finished construction
in April 2010. It is at the end of a dirt road, exactly where
the Google Places pointer is.
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