More fun sessions at and around JavaOne
In addition to the Java EE 6 talks, there are a few more events on my calendar for the week of JavaOne.
On Sunday, when I'm not caught up in rehearsals and last-minute slide editing, I'll check out the GlassFish Unconference and party. Since the agenda is entirely up to participants, bring your best topics and suggestions!
On Wednesday at 9:30am I'll be at "The Script Bowl: A Rapid-Fire Comparison of Scripting Languages" (PAN-5435).
Somehow I got persuaded to act as a judge in this American Idol-like elimination show. I'll try to keep my snide remarks to a minimum and I promise not to try and affect a British accent. Charles Nutter broke the embargo on the super-secret list of tasks that our panelists have been asked to perform. But he may have got the list of participants wrong: we will have JRuby, Jython, Groovy and Scala representatives on stage, ready to dazzle the audience with their best work.
In the rocket science department, on Wednesday at 2:40pm I'm registered to attend a session on "Transactional Memory in Java Based Systems" (TS-6316). A bit dry maybe, but
ten five years from now this stuff is going to be everywhere, so you may just as well learn about it today.
On Friday, at 12:10pm I'll attend Kohsuke Kawaguchi's Hudson talk (TS-6547) to pay homage to this irreplaceable tool and its equally irreplaceable author. I think that without Hudson all software development around here would stop; furthermore, at the rate it's spreading Hudson will soon run the entire software industry. Not too shabby for a butler!
Finally, after much session and party attendance, I plan to end the week on Saturday at the Scala Lift-off unconference (no ties to JavaOne). Right now I'm more interested in Scala than the lift web framework, but in any case it's going to be a great opportunity to meet other Scala-heads.
Overall it looks like a great (and exhausting) week in the making!