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Posted by editor on March 30, 2007 at 9:04 AM PDT

Planning to be at JavaOne?

JavaOne 2007 is now a little over a month away... feel free to panic if you have a new release you have to be done by then... and everyone's plans for the show are shaping up. Our Community Corner wiki continues to add more mini-talks for the booth, and it's more open than it may look at the moment: a seeming glut of related talks on the Wednesday schedule is expected to get reined in a little bit over the next few days. So if you want to do a short presentation on your project, this is a great time to sign up.

Not planning to be at the show? If you can get yourself to Moscone, you can get a pavilion-only pass on us if you give a mini-talk and work a shift staffing the booth, or do three shifts if you're not doing a talk. Working the booth is a great way to meet other members and set up face-to-face time with members of your own community. Oh, and there's a polo shirt in it for you too. See the wiki page for details.

So, with JavaOne on the mind,
the latest Poll asks "Are you planning to attend JavaOne 2007?" Cast your vote on the front page, then visit the results page for current tallies and discussion.

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The Austrian Java User Group has announced the launch of their new web site. They write in: "we do now have a home for our community. The site is still under heavy development, because we are missing content and also the design is not satisfying as well. But it is a start and we are really looking forward to see our community grow. To support our goals we will organize presentations, meetings, and so forth."

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Beginning with an existing sample application, Virtual
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will illustrate two usage patterns for Project Dynamic Faces and also
provide a springboard for discussing the Ajax techniques that Dynamic
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