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JavaZone 2009 Gets Underway

Posted by editor on September 9, 2009 at 6:43 AM PDT

JavaZone 2009 gets underway today in Oslo, Norway. JavaZone is "Scandinavia's biggest meeting place for software developers, and one of Europe's most important." More than 2000 attendees are expected at this year's two-day conference.

peligri posted an introduction and overview to the conference yesterday. The GlassFish and Hudson communities will be represented on the presentation side of things:

like last year, Alexis
will be there presenting on
title="GlassFish v3 - The future of app servers and Java EE is here">GlassFish v3 and this year Kohsuke will
also attend to present on
title="Hudson: a continuous integration system">Hudson.

In all, the conference will include more than 100 presentations, on topics including Core Java; Java Frameworks; Embedded, Mobile and Gaming; Enterprise Architecture and Integration; Agile and Software Engineering; Alternative Languages; and Green IT.

In addition to the regular sessions, the conference will include about 35 lightning talks, each with a time limit of 10 minutes.

You can see the full agenda on the JavaZone 2009 agenda page. Hopefully Kohsuke and Alexis, and members of the community who are attending the conference, will write about some of the more interesting sessions in upcoming days.

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peligri provides an overview of JavaZone 2009 - GlassFish and Hudson:

JavaZone 2009 is this week, Sept 9-10th, at Oslo Spektrum. It looks like a nice venue, see Wikipedia and Bird's Eye, and they do all sorts of events, from Tom Jones to Muse.

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The theme for September’s challenge is: Time

Yep, Time. You can interpret this however you want. Calendars, time in a bottle, cosmic time, space time continuum. Even a totally rockin’ ELO album. Just remember: do something cool in 30 lines or 3000 characters, and no external libs (see the original post for full details).

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