My (belated) JavaOne Summary
Immediately after arriving to my hotel, I was
wisked away to the top-secret war room where many of us
set up the first pieces of Javapedia.
In the evening I had dinner with the
jGuru folks, including Tom Burns, John Mitchell, Alex Chaffee, and Ian Mcfarland (along with some others, please forgive me for leaving you out - let me know who I missed). My friends Jonathan Simon and Cos Difazio were also there. Later in the
evening we had another interesting guest join us.
I briefly met with my friends Paul Perrone and Tom Schwenk, co-authors of the new J2EE Developer's Handbook, which is one hefty piece of work!
I went by the Java Technology Achievement Awards party, but was way under dressed so didn't stay long :).
I stopped by the bookstore to lend support to a fellow Manning author, Patrick Linskey, who was doing a Bitter EJB book signing.
Later, I stopped by the JavaWorld booth to pick up the Editor's Choice Awards. I picked up the ones for Ant being the Most Useful Java Community-Developed Technology winner and our book as Best Java Book finalist.
Finally, I did my own Sys-Con Radio interview, where you can clearly hear I need practice (the interview spot was very noisy, so I misunderstood the first question to be confirming my bio).
Jonathan Simon and I had dinner with David Wheeler. It was nice to get some non-Java tech chat going to counter-balance the "j" overload of the week! David's Bricolage project is doing exceptionally well.
I visited the Muir Woods - darn big trees.