Meeting up @ JavaOne 2007
Previously, some of you have suggested to meet up at JavaOne since we'll all be there. So, here's my availability this year:
tues 5/8 @ 12:00pm - 1:10pm - lunch time
7:10pm - 8:50pm
weds 5/9 @ 12:00pm - 1:10pm - lunch time
thur 5/10 @ 12:00pm - 1:10pm - lunch time
6:50pm - 7:30pm
9:00pm - 9:50pm
If anyone is interested in meeting up to talk about VM internals or implementation issues (particularly CVM's), embedding the Java platform in devices, or just want to say hi and introduce yourselves, please leave a comment about when you would like to meet. If you are new to the Java platform (or not) and was hoping that someone can tell you about how the guts of it work, then here's your chance to talk to a Java virtual machine engineer and get some free one on one time for your questions.
As for places to meet, I would prefer to stay around the JavaOne pavilion or meeting halls, but if you have suggestions for alternate good places to meet, let me know.
I'll leave a comment in this blog by the middle of or late next week on a finalized place and time to meet (assuming there is interest). I want to leave some of my free time for checking out all the cool stuff that will be shown on the pavilion floor (and I heard that there will be lots of cool stuff to check out this year).
I'm also one of the panelists at BOF-5734 "Architecture and Implementation of Multitasking Java ME Systems Panel" at 8pm on Tuesday, May 8. So, come, listen, and join in the discussion.
And in case you don't already know, some of my esteemed colleagues have also set up a social gathering at the Thirsty Bear where you'll get to meet some folks from Sun as well as other mobile and embedded community members. Make sure to check it out if you can. Unfortunately, due to a prior engagement, I will not be able to attend that gathering myself.
Hope to see you at JavaOne.