I know it is a bit early to sum up the year in November, but since I have not planned any more conference talks this year I think I will do it anyway. As the picture shows I have been pretty active this year.
I have been presenting at conferences in Norway (Software 2014), Sweden (Javaforum, Øredev), Germany (Javaland), Poland (JDD), Ukraine (JEEConf, JavaDayKiev) and Morocco (JMaghreb). In addition to my speaker appearances, I was also able to attend JavaOne in San Francisco where I got to meet a lot of people in the JCP and ended up being selected to the Expert Group for JSR 371 – MVC 1.0.
I hope to continue speaking at a lot of conferences next year as well. Talks have already been accepted by jDays and Javaland, so it looks promising.
I am sitting at a Starbuck’s with a dark roast in my hand looking over some photos from Yesterday’s stroll in San Francisco. Some of them are pretty cool, so I’ll share them here…
What do you do with your boat after having won America’s Cup? Well, if your name is Larry you will probably use it as roof over a street you have closed for a week while hosting a party for 50-60.000 of your closest friends…
I have to admint that my last post about JavaOne was just a trick to get a free t-shirt from the OTN booth.
This was the first time I attended since Oracle took over the show from Sun and they are doing a great job at it. The quality of the sessions were excellent and the organizers did a great job in making everything go smoothly.
This year’s JavaOne was special to me since I was attending the conference as a speaker. Some pictures and stats of my session below.
Pre-registered Attendees (249 people)
Session Attendence (170 people)
Survey Results (11 surveys) – 73% felt that the session increased their knowledge of the subject – Overall technical value of session 4.0 (max 5.0)
It’s my first time at JavaOne since Oracle took over the show. It is definitely smaller than before, but still as vibrant as it used to be. The good old JavaOne feeling is still there and this year the Keynote was back at Moscone.
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The first time I attended JavaOne was 1999 and I have only missed it once since then. Sadly, this year will be the second time I am not present there. I have become kind of used to the week in San Francisco every year. It is the perfect way to start the summer with a visit to that beautiful city. Since it is in September this year, it would probably been the perfect way to end the summer (…we have short summers here in Scandinavia…).
I will for sure miss the massive input and inspiration this conference gives me and enables me to keep up-to-date on everything that is happening in the Java Community. This year’s conference is also special since it is the first time Oracle is hosting the show. It feels like a good idea to co-host it with Oracle Develop and I hope it will be a success to be continued. Next year, I will definitely be attending, one way or the other…!