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Thanks for great Frankfurt Tech Days!

Posted by terrencebarr on December 6, 2007 at 1:38 AM PST

Just came back from the Tech Days in Frankfurt, Germany. Thanks to the organizational team and in particular Ulrike Werneck from Sun Germany for putting this together!

The venue (the Frankfurt Congress Center) was perfect, the organization was flawless, and the attendance was above expectations with a crowd of nearly 1000.

The first picture shows the 'Demo Shootout' with some of Sun's evangelists and Reggie Hutcherson, the MC.

The second picture gives you an idea of the venue and the attendance. The place was busy and the sessions were all pretty well attended.

The third picture is from the Mobility Day - a full house and at times even standing-room only. I was impressed with the attendees of the Java ME tracks: All very interested developers, some fairly new to ME but many with several years of experience and current involvement in commercial Java ME projects. The quality of questions was high and the discussion was active and engaging.

The technical Java ME tracks and the hands-on lab were all well attended, too. I did a session on "Progamming cool devices with phoneME" and showed off phoneME Advanced with MIDP running on a Windows Mobile HTC touch. My second talk was the "Radical SVG GUI Makeover" (see the screencast here). Slides should be here available within a week or two.

I also had some excellent conversations with some individuals such as Michael Samarin and Ronan Ciosoig - podcasts of these will be coming. Furthermore, I spoke with Manfred Kube from  Siemens about their new "AySystem" - a Java ME-based monitoring and sensoring device with a built-in GSM module. More information to follow.

Finally, Ed Ort from the Sun Developer Network did interviews with Tim Cramer, engineering director for Sun's Java FX Mobile efforts, as well as myself.

Cheers,

-- Terrence

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