The JavaOne team finally took to heart the attendee feedback for "more community involvement" in content selection. After whipping up a "friendly and collaborative" legal agreement, we enlisted the expertise of these folks to review, comment and selection of technical session and birds-of-a-feather.
The 2006 JavaOne Conference was my very first one. I joined the team just prior to the launch of the Call for Papers, in early November. I was warned to "hold on".
It's official, the 2007 JavaOne Call for Papers is open. Now is your chance to submit a proposal for a technical session or birds-of-a-feather. Be sure to read the information on the new areas we will be including, under the Topics tag at the top of the call for papers site.
The JavaOne Content team has been working diligently to finish all the details for our upcoming Call for Papers launch. And you can expect to see some new topics in the line up. Some possibilities include: Next Generation Web, Services & Integration, Emerging Technologies, Open Source & Community Development and The Business Side of Java.
A quick recap: 2006 JavaOne: Over 15,000 attendees, nearly 400 technical sessions, BOFs and Hands On Labs. Multimedia versions of all technical sessions can be found on Sun's Software Developer Network (SDN) website, best accessed from the 2006 JavaOne Conference homepage. And data.
On Friday, January 20, I made a few Java developers very, very happy people. The Program Committee finalized their selections for the Technical Sessions for this year's JavaOne. We accepted 145 sessions (so far.) Additionally, 35 sessions were selected as alternates.
It isn't holiday excitement that I am experiencing right now, but the thrill of having nearly 1400 papers to review for the 2006 JavaOne Conference. You've heard of the "hockey stick" effect - the steep upturn in revenue or sales as a fiscal period nears a close? I've never witnessed anything quite like this.
The Call for Papers opened on November 1, 2005.