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JavaLand 2015 Wrap Up After months of preparation, it all came down to three days of intense execution, and I was just one speaker. I can only marvel at the logistical acumen that was on display from the JavaLand and DOAG team. I had an action packed agenda: two conference sessions, two Early Adopter's Area (EAA) session, and one training day session. Thrown into the mix were a couple 1:1...
on Mar 30, 2015
With all of my formal JavaOne conference obligations satisfied, day four was dedicated to listening. Another day, another hotel. The community keynote had a little bit of everything and was in the San Francisco Marriott, bringing to four the total number of separate buildings I had to visit for JavaOne. The complete keynote is available at Oracle. The room was full, and Intel VP Michael...
on Oct 28, 2014
The flow of my JavaOne 2014 experience had each day getting progressively less demanding. Day zero was an eight hour class. Day one was booth duty, a session , EG meeting, and a BOF. By day two, Tuesday, my involvement had reduced to presenting one session, participating in the Hackergarten and meet the experts areas, and a panel discussion. The day began by co-presenting a session with Heather...
on Oct 9, 2014
Update 1: added content about Greg Wilkin's Async IO session. The first real day of the conference began with session one of two obligatory Oracle booth duty assignments. Our booth had two foci: showing off Java EE 7 using the Cargo Tracker Blueprints Application and providing insight into our plans for Java EE 8. To spice things up a bit and perhaps draw some people in, I brought along my kit-...
on Oct 7, 2014
I estimate that this is my 15th or 16th JavaOne. I started in 1998 or 1999 and missed 2003 due to the birth of my first son. Aside from that, I haven't missed one since. I consider myself very blessed to have taken a small part in such a long and fun ride. To add blessing on top of blessing, this is the fourh JavaOne at which I have had the honor to teach a class at Java University. My good...
on Sep 28, 2014
My JavaOne 2013: Wrapup This blog entry summarizes my session participation at JavaOne 2013. I plan to update this entry with links to the content on Parleys.com as it becomes available. Sessions I Attended In general, speaking more than listening is a very bad way to live. I find this holds true at conferences as well. Here are the sessions I attended. I attended eight and presented six, so I...
on Oct 1, 2013
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on Sep 28, 2011

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Day three was definitely the high point of the conference for me. As anyone who has spoken at tech conferences knows, the point in time when all of one's sessions have been given is the turning point between tempered enjoyment and pure enjoyment of the conference. I was blessed with the scheduling this year; I was all done after Wednesday. This put me in a great frame of mind to enjoy the...
on Oct 17, 2014
This blog entry summarizes my session participation at JavaOne 2013. The more serious business of parties is an entirely different matter not fit for blogging. Sessions I am presenting Sunday JavaServer Faces from a New Perspective: JSF 2.2, HTML5, Bean Validation 1.1, EL 3.0, JPA 2.1 - JUN10155 9/22/13 (Sunday) 9:00 AM - Golden Gate University, 536 Mission Street - Room 5215...
on Sep 19, 2013
I had the pleasure of speaking at JavaZone in Oslo this year. Here is a collection of links of the talks I attended. Hadi Hariri from JetBrains plugs his Kotlin based JavaScript web app framework. Ample context is given to place this offer in the context of the new crop of thin-server architecture solutions. Video Mario Fusco from RedHat gives a masterful...
on Sep 16, 2013
JavaOne 2012 is just 19 business days away! In previous years I spent the time to extract an HTML view from my google calendar to show where I would be during the week of JavaOne 2012. This year, I don't have the time to do that so I'm going to just post an image. Sorry for the degradation in usefulness. In previous years, I would have made this an image map with links to the actual sessions...
on Aug 31, 2012
This year I'm trying something new: using google's calendar, synced via Apple iCal, to publish my planned sessions for JavaOne 2009. Here's what I have so far. Technorati Tags: edburns
on May 18, 2009
Here is my table of chosen talks for JavaOne San Francisco 2008. I exported it from the ScheduleBuilder tool, sorry for the verbosity. Time Remove Session ID/Title Speaker(s) Tuesday , May 06 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM   Sun General Session Java + YOU   10:30 AM - 10:50 AM To schedule a session during this timeslot, please return to the Content Catalog...
on Apr 25, 2008
My goodness it's late. JavaOne will do that to you. I can't let a conference day pass without writing at least something of the day. Here's a testamonial to the power of having a large part of the Java community present at JavaOne. At Java Licensee Day I sat on a panel to be grilled by the licensees and Barry Coleman from ATG mentioned that payroll processing company ADP is using JSF for at...
on Jun 30, 2005
You can see my trend line for blog entries is going down. No excuses. Here is a summary post of the rest of day two at JavaOne 2005. This was the most interesting day for me, with many Faces talks and meetings planned. The morning was packed. After the Amazon talk, I went straight to the Wicket talk, where I ran into Howard. Here are the quick notes from Wicket. Miko talks about meeting Jon...
on Jun 29, 2005
Amazon notes Very similar to eBay's talk yesterday. You can join an amazon associate program and get money based on sales you send to Amazon. It would be interesting to compare the richness of the APIs at eBay and Amazon. 80% of their WS calls are REST, 20% SOAP. These two talks make it clear that Web Services have passed the tipping point for adoption. Good thing there is such good support...
on Jun 28, 2005
John Gage mentions that all the badges are RFID tagged. Talked about some of the things that can be done with this data. Who went to the most sessions? What session had the most attendees? Talked about SeeBeyond acquisition, which just transacted this morning. SeeBeyond is an integration company. Competes with TIBCO. I think this buy does give Sun a competitive position in integration for...
on Jun 28, 2005
The most I'd heard of groovy is what Dion said at the 2005 Server Side Java Symposium. There he said it was a bit backwards to have a JSR for a scripting language before it was more fully fleshed out. Something about a cart and a horse. Anyway, after atttending this talk I can see things seem to be progressing nicely, and I don't know if I agree with Dion's assesment, though I can see where he...
on Jun 27, 2005
Live band, Magnetic Poetry, during the walk in stage. It was a great idea to have them play. Very slick opening video with hip looking actor talking about how great java is, 10 years, changing the face of the computer industry. Presonally, these hyper-slick videos are a bit offputting to me, but the point of what it was saying is true: java has done pretty well since its inception. I also...
on Jun 27, 2005
Attending Java Licensee Day is one of many benefits of being a full Java Licensee. Attendees get an advance peak at the Roadmap for Java Technology and access to the people helping to create it. My personal role in this last point was to participate in the Ask the Experts panel along with Rajiv Mordani, Ken Drachnick, Roberto Chinicci, Eduardo Pellegri-Llopart, Bill Shannon, Paul Sterk, and one...
on Jun 26, 2005