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JavaOne 2009: Noteworthy bits and pieces

Posted by terrencebarr on May 10, 2009 at 12:01 AM PDT

JavaOne June 2-5, 2009

As every year, JavaOne is approaching too fast ;-) Only three more weeks to go.

I thought I'd collect some of the noteworthy bits and pieces to help you start your planning for the show.

CommunityOne West

CommunityOne is a free conference that focuses on open source innovation and collaboration. CommunityOne West runs for three days and starts Monday June 1st (the day before JavaOne).

  • You can choose from over 70 sessions, lightning talks, hands-on labs, and a whole lot more. Signing up for CommunityOne West is FREE and includes access to the Pavilion as well as the JavaOne general sessions. Sign up at the CommunityOne West home page.
  • The Community Corner at CommunityOne West will be the gathering place for folks to to hear other talks, give a demo, participate in podcasts, meet community leaders and members of the Executive Board, or just relax and hang out for a bit. You can also volunteer to work in the Community Corner and receive a free shirt. For more info and to sign-up please see the Community Corner wiki.
  • Roger Brinkley (Java Mobile & Embedded Community leader), myself, and some of the other members of the Java Mobile & Embedded Community will be hanging out at the Community Corner at various times - please stop by for a chat!

JavaOne Mobile, Embedded, and Media/Entertainment Content

  • This is another year featuring a chock-full schedule around mobile, embedded, and media/entertainment-related topics - be sure to take your time browsing the content catalog
  • Please not that, for 2009, the related content has been split up into three different tracks so be sure to check all three tracks (click below to see the content for each particular track)

JavaOne Mobility Hands-on Labs

Be sure to not miss out on the related hands-on labs:

  • LAB-6770: JavaFXâ„¢ Technology in Your Back Pocket: Developing Content with JavaFX Mobile Technology
  • LAB-5539BYOL: Touch Your Application! Building Slick, Touch-Enabled UIs for Javaâ„¢ Platform, Micro Edition
  • LAB-5502BYOL: Your First Mobile Game

JavaOne Mobile & Embedded Lightning Talks

As announced already, this year we are planning on doing a session with Mobile & Embedded Lightning Talks. For more information and how to sign up please see my previous post.

JavaOne Panel discussions

I'd also like to call you attention to three interesting panel discussions that you won't want to miss:

  • PAN-7083: JATAF Panel: What Is It, How To Use It
  • PAN-5336: MSA 2: How Do We Work Toward a Consistent Javaâ„¢ Platform?
  • BOF-1241: What’s Up with Javaâ„¢ Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME Platform)? A Discussion with Java Community ProcessSM ME Executive Committee Members

Java Mobile & Embedded Community booth in the Pavilion

As in the last years the Java Mobile & Embedded Community will again have a booth in the Pavilion area. We'll be showing off the latest projects and demos and be available for questions and discussions on all things related to the community. We'd love for you to stop by. Booth location information will be posted soon.

Getting into JavaOne

  • "Dude, Where's My Pass?"
  • Submit a 30 second video on why you should be at JavaOne this year for the possibility of winning a full conference pass to JavaOne as well as $1500 offset to your travel expenses.
  • Students and educators get in free
  • Check out the JavaOne Student and Educator Program on information how to get your full JavaOne conference pass for free!
  • JavaOne Pavilion passes are free:
  • This year, access to the JavaOne Pavilion is free and includes access to the JavaOne general sessions as well. If you're not planning on buying a regular JavaOne conference pass this is a great way of being part of JavaOne at no cost. Sign up here.
  • Save $200 with the JavaOne Early-Bird sign-up
  • The JavaOne "Conference" and "Conference Plus" passes (which include parts of the JavaOne University program) are available with a $200 Early-Bird discount. Offer ends June 1st. For more information see the JavaOne registration page.

As you can see, there is lots going on again this year. To stay connected you can follow the Twitter channel, join the Facebook page, subscribe to the RSS feed, or sign up for the good old-fashioned mailing list ;-)

See you in three weeks! Cheers,

-- Terrence