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Announcing the JavaOne 2009 Twitter Network

Posted by editor on May 4, 2009 at 8:57 AM PDT

This week's Spotlight is my invitation to people who will be at JavaOne this year to form an informal " JavaOne 2009 Twitter Network". There are a lot of people who wish they could attend JavaOne this year, but who can't attend. So, my thought is to provide these people with an opportunity to follow the conference via Twitter.

So, if you will be at JavaOne, please consider posting a comment to my " JavaOne 2009 Twitter Network" blog post, with your Twitter address and, if you'd like, a brief bio or description of your core interests and the type of sessions you plan to attend (or the events where you'll be speaking, hosting, etc.).

I won't be attending many sessions myself (I'll be primarily stationed at the booth). But I will be talking to a lot of interesting people, including interviewing many people as part of the CommunityOne podcasts series. So, I'll be tweeting about that, along with everything else that happens.

So, if you wish you could attend JavaOne, but can't, visit the JavaOne 2009 Twitter Network home page between now and the conference, and you'll probably find some interesting people you'd like to follow via Twitter at the conference.

If you'd like to follow me on Twitter, my address is @diyincite.

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This week's Spotlight is The JavaOne 2009 Twitter Network. As I described above, I'm requesting that people who will be at JavaOne post their Twitter addresses as a comment to my post, so that people who cannot be at JavaOne this year (and there are a lot of people who wish they could attend, but can't) will be able to follow the events as they happen. If you'll be at JavaOne this year, please post your Twitter address, so we can keep everyone who wants to follow the conference well-informed.

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