Off to JavaOne 2007
I'll be flying from Toronto to San Francisco tomorrow morning to attend JavaOne 2007. I will be there between Monday afternoon and Thursday evening; the weather forecast calls for lots of sun and blue sky, which will make walking from hotels to the Moscone Center a pleasant exercise for everyone. :-)
There are a couple of new and exciting things happening this year:
- The inaugural CommunityOne event kicks off on Monday, May 7, one day before JavaOne gets rolling. CommunityOne is a free and open event to explore participation-based technologies, solutions and business models that are transforming lives and industries. NetBeans Day is part of this event. The full agenda is available here: http://developers.sun.com/events/communityone/pdfs/CommunityOne2007_agenda.pdf
- Two new one-day tracks: Java Technology Business Day (Tuesday, May 8), and Java Technology in TV: Blu-ray Disc and Cable Day (Thursday, May 10).
I am particularly interested in the Java ME space, so I look forward to gaining new knowledge from the presenters of the many exciting technical and BOF Java ME sessions. And I look forward to seeing exciting stuff at the Mobility and Device Village (Pavilion) where exhibitors such as Nokia, Motorola, and Sprint will showcase the latest applications, devices, and services that run on Java ME. Speaking of devices, this year two devices were chosen for the JavaOne conference: the Motorola MOTOMING A1200 and the WowWee Robotics RS Media (Robosapien). Both devices will be available at a discounted rate for JavaOne attendees.
If you're interested in Java ME and want a little guidance in organizing your schedule to make the most out of the Java ME cool stuff, I recommend Terrence Barr's Java ME Guide to JavaOne 2007. In particular, you may want to print a copy of his Java ME Pocket Guide.
I will be giving a mini-talk on Tuesday at 12:00pm at the community Corner in the Pavilion (pod# 408) in which I will share my experience into integrating Java ME and BlackBerry wireless devices in computer programming courses. If you cannot attend but would like to learn more, please see http://www.uoguelph.ca/~qmahmoud/javame.
During the conference, my blog entries about Java ME will be posted at http://mobileandembedded.org -- the open source community for mobile and embedded devices powered by Java ME. Q.