OSCON 2013: Streamed Keynotes and Plenty of Java, JVM, Mobile, Cloud
OSCON 2013 (Open Source CONvention) is underway in Portland, Oregon. Even if you can't be there, you can still participate by watching the keynote sessions, which will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. While all the keynotes are likely to be quite good (I found them to be so when I was at OSCON some years ago), several keynotes in particular stand out for me (all times are US Pacific time):
- The Joy of Flying Robots with Clojure - Carin Meier (Neo), Wednesday, July 24, 09:30-09:45
- Redefining What's Possible on Mobile and Cloud - Mark Shuttleworth (Canonical, Ltd), Wednesday, July 24, 09:55-10:10
- Licensing Models and Building an Open Source Community - Eileen Evans (HP), Thursday, July 25, 09:45-09:55
- Turing's Curse - John Graham-Cumming (Cloudfare), Friday, July 25, 09:05-09:20
The subtitle of the "Turing's Curse" keynote is: "Looking back on 30 years of programming: there's nothing new since 1983. Examples and implications." Curious, right? But I have to admit, this type of thought is something I've sometimes vaguely felt myself... I wonder what John Graham-Cumming's take on it will be.
While there's no separate "OSCON Java" mini-conference this year, there is a pretty complete Java and JVM track, which includes 14 sessions covering Java EE 7, non-Java JVM languages, Spring, functional programming, Behavior Driven Design (BDD), performance, WebSocket and Server-Sent Events, ... You get the idea, there are plenty of interesting sessions for Java/JVM developers to attend.
Then there are the Birds of a Feather (BOFs) sessions, which include additional topics of interest to the Java community.
I'd have enjoyed attending OSCON in person this year (I had the opportunity, but software project deadlines/crises intervened). Still, I'm glad to have the opportunity to watch the keynotes. And perhaps some attendees will post interesting blogs about some of the sessions, that we can feature on the Java.net home page!