Welcome to java.net.... We did it!
So, here we are, extremely tired at 6:30am on the first day of Java One. The site is live and in ending one journey we begin another.
Building java.net (and rebuilding it, and renaming it, and re....) has been an amazing ride especially over the last several months. I thank God we had such an incredible team who seemed to trade in their sleep cycles for patience and teamwork. There were times and events that made us all look at each other and say "We're going to launch when?"
This project would not have happened without the superhuman dedication and contributions of Chris Cheline, Micheline Nijmeh, Cheryl Uyeda, Judy Gallegos, Laurie Wynn, Ken Oestreich, Ken Lee, Emily Suter, Danese Cooper, Dick Gabriel, Ron Goldman, Daniel Steinberg, Cathy Guthrie, Ingrid Van Den Hoogen, Franz Amand, the entire O'Reilly and CollabNet teams and everyone else that spent hours in conference rooms and on calls with us and making this happen.
If all of us think we are proud now - and we should be - wait until we see what fruit grows from these seeds we've planted!
Finally, it is ultimately the members of a community that make it great, right? Well, we have an amazing group of members, partners, and JUGs that performed some magic themselves to get moved in and set up in time for the launch. God bless all of you for taking the time and making the effort to be part of this launch!
Well, I don't want to miss the keynote. They are announcing us today and I suppose I should hear what they are going to say!
Welcome to Java One and welcome to java.net! The Java technology development community has well earned this site.
Stop by booth# 1213 and say hello and I'll see you all at the Community Meeting tonight @ 7pm over in the Argent Hotel