Widening your World
Brazil's contingent here at JavaOne has always been very visible. Some of the Brazilian attendees proudly wear their country's flag like a cape and they all cheer wildly when one of their members is recognized. I've been corresponding with Daniel de Oliviera, coordinator of the brasilia Java users group. Their JUG is the second largest in the world with more than 6300 members. I'm interested in making our site more friendly to those for whom English is not a first language and I am very interested in including voices from many countries on Java Today.
Daniel had some suggestions on how we might better serve the international community that he has shared with me these past couple of days. If you have thoughts on what you'd like to see, please drop me an email.
In the meantime we are trying to provide many ways in which you can participate. Many of the blogs and articles allow feedback. Another area waiting for your participation is the Javapedia. The link to the Javapedia is in the Also Today section, but you should also check out Ron Goldman's article that is featured on the java.net homepage.
Daniel H Steinberg, Editor-in-Chief Java.net