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More JavaOne 2009 Countdowns and Schedules

Posted by editor on May 21, 2009 at 5:12 AM PDT

Scanning blogs and various sites on the wider net, there is an increasing frequency of posts announcing people's JavaOne plans. As Danny Coward puts it in his Countdown to JavaOne 2009 post in Java Today:

you can gauge people's stress levels quite easily: Are they counting off the days until JavaOne begins, or the number of days until it ends?

The latter group, I guess, isn't ready for the conference yet, and perhaps never will be.

Some people, though, are quite organized. For example, Ed Burns just posted Ed's JavaOne schedule 2009. Not only does Ed provide us with the schedule of events he'll be presenting and attending, but he does it with style: using the Google Calendar, which he has also synced to Apple iCal.

For me, the number of days until I fly out to the West Coast does seem to be dwindling a bit too quickly. There are more things I wanted to get done before the conference than may fit into the next week. I do have the "advantage" of a nice long plane flight, though. I'll be able to do a few things during that, until my laptop battery runs out...

Mostly, though, I'm looking forward to meeting a lot of people I've been communicating with primarily via email in the past 7 weeks while I've been the editor. And meeting more people whose blog posts and other communications I've been following and highlighting on the front page and in my daily blog.

So, while JavaOne seems to be approaching a bit too fast for me, in the end I think I'm going to feel like the conference itself flew by much too fast. I'm very much looking forward to it!

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And Danny Coward has posted his Countdown to JavaOne 2009: "Inside the walls of the Planetarium you can
gauge people's stress levels quite easily: Are they counting off the
days until JavaOne begins,
or the number of days until it ends ? Of course all the href="">sessions are
online now, and you should be signing up because some of them are href="">already
full. And of course, href="">students
get a free pass. And of course who will the href="">special
guests will be, in this, href="">the
year of the app store ? ..."

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Scanning blogs and various sites on the wider net, there is an increasing frequency of posts announcing people's JavaOne plans...


Peter, thanks for pointing this out. That's a great planning tool!

You can see which speaker has which events with the TimeFinder application: It is also possible to create your individual timetable or get an overview of all events. See the link to the video in the blog post. Regards, Peter.