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Poll Result: Conference Technical Sessions Considered Most Valuable

Posted by editor on August 16, 2010 at 11:30 AM PDT

A majority of voters in this past week's poll consider technical sessions the most valuable type of technical conference session. A total of 111 people voted in the poll, which asked What type of technical conference sessions are most valuable? Here are the full results:

  • 5% (5 votes) - Keynote addresses
  • 3% (3 votes) - Panel sessions
  • 59% (65 votes) - Technical sessions
  • 10% (11 votes) - BOF (birds of a feather) sessions
  • 3% (3 votes) - Other
  • 22% (24 votes) - I don't know

In an interesting comment, nopjn disagreed with the majority:

I answered this question with JavaOne in mind. That's why I answered "keynote" (I may be the only one), because, IMHO, technical sessions are useless for me. I prefer a good doc or written tutorial. And if those are missing, I shouldn't use the product/API in the first place. Furthermore, what I really want to learn in those conferences are the global company strategy, vision and road-map. Will I finally get my properties/binding in Java with my nice lambdas so that I can use my open source JavaFX effectively :) ?

New poll: Will you be attending JavaOne?

About six months ago, we ran a poll asking people Do you think you'll be attending JavaOne 2010? To get a more up-to-date view on this, this week's new poll asks Will you be attending JavaOne 2010? The poll will be open for the next week.

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