JavaOne on the Cheap
I won't be speaking at JavaOne this year, and didn't get a pass through work.
Regular tickets to JavaOne are… a bit pricey for someone to finance out of pocket, but there is an option for folks who want to see a bit of things: There's a JavaOne Discover pass, which cost $75 ($50 with a discount code) before Friday. It's $125 on site. It gives access to keynotes and the show floor - while not as fun as the speaker sessions, I decided that for me, it's worth it.
So, I'll be going to JavaOne this year after all, if only for a little while. Hope to see you there!