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Poll Result: JavaOne Is Still the Most Important Java-Centric Conference

Posted by editor on October 6, 2010 at 2:38 PM PDT

Nearly have of the people who voted in our last poll consider JavaOne to still be the most important Java-centric conference. A total of 276 votes were cast, with the following results:

Is JavaOne still the most important Java-centric conference?

  • 44% (122 votes) - Yes
  • 15% (42 votes) - No
  • 17% (46 votes) - Maybe
  • 1% (4 votes) - Other
  • 22% (62 votes) - I don't know

Of the people who expressed an opinion (i.e., they didn't select "I don't know"), 57% selected "yes." Meanwhile, just under 20% of those expressing an opinion selected "no."

So, based on this (unscientific) poll, it looks like JavaOne 2010 was sufficiently successful that people still consider the conference the most important Java-related conference. The quality and variety of the conference sessions was pretty much universally acclaimed. The most widespread complaint I've seen is about the geography of this year's edition -- long walks between the hotels and Moscone, sometimes multiple times per day (if you wanted to see two sets of keynotes). Perhaps this problem can be rectified for JavaOne 2011.

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