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Annette Vernon

Annette Vernon is a 21 year veteran of Sun Microsystems, who is currently managing the content selection process for the JavaOne Conference.


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It's (Java)One Big Happy Family

Posted by amvernon on February 9, 2007 at 5:58 PM PST

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.

Heart Pounding Drama

Posted by amvernon on December 13, 2006 at 6:10 PM PST

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".

A JavaOne Wish List?

Posted by amvernon on December 1, 2006 at 4:22 PM PST

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.

2007 JavaOne Call for Papers - Coming soon!

Posted by amvernon on November 3, 2006 at 3:21 PM PST

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.

What's New for JavaOne in 2007

Posted by amvernon on October 18, 2006 at 1:57 PM PDT

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.

Fulfilling Dreams and Shattering Dreams: All in one day

Posted by amvernon on January 23, 2006 at 4:39 PM PST

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.

JavaOne Excitement Is In the Air

Posted by amvernon on December 7, 2005 at 4:37 PM PST

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.