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Posted by editor on November 18, 2005 at 7:10 AM PST

The JavaOne 2006 clock ticks away

The earlier-than-usual JavaOne 2006 -- it's in May, not late June -- is bound to catch some people unawares. In particular, if you plan on speaking, then you'd better plan on having your proposal done in the next two weeks. Less, actually.

James Gosling offers this reminder in his blog entry JavaOne is Getting Closer, in which he suggests: "Do a really good job on your abstracts: there are always far more proposals than available time slots." He also pitches the annual contest:

It's time to start thinking seriously about ideas for the T-Shirt hurling contest. Cash! Free passes to JavaOne! You just have to figure out how to get some t-shirts into the audience. Last year was a real lesson in engineering: 2 out of 3 entries broke, but in interesting ways.