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Max Goff

Max Goff is the CTO for Kostizi, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is a 20-year veteran of software development with 9 years at Sun Microsystems, 6 of which were spent serving as a Java technology evangelist, specializing in JMX, Jini, and Jxta technologies. He is a published author, writer, and inventor with three distributed computing patents, and three patents filed while serving at Kostizi. Goff holds an M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco, an MSA from the University of Phoenix, and is a nine-time Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. He is also a member of the IEEE and a professional-level member of the World Future Society.


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JavaOneXI – Sun Spots, bleeding and other cycles

Posted by dmax69 on May 19, 2006 at 11:59 PM PDT

The last day of JavaOne 2006 began much like the first day of JavaOne 1996, with the intrepid Scott McNealy providing comic relief, pithy comments and yet another top ten list. There was something melancholy about Scooter this year, though, during his first JavaOne appearance as the former CEO of Sun Microsystems.

McNealy is a master of the stage.

JavaOne XI – Searching for Google

Posted by dmax69 on May 18, 2006 at 8:43 PM PDT

Still enjoying a market cap over $100 billion despite a rocky market the past few weeks, Google is nearly as well capitalized as IBM, and over 8 times that of Sun. The extent to which stock price is an indicator of the inner beauty in a firm, the Google successful business model has been the it girl of the past two years.

JavaOne XI – Inner Beauty and Bad Feng Shui

Posted by dmax69 on May 17, 2006 at 10:14 PM PDT

I’ve never been to Mecca … not literally nor metaphorically. I did take a vision quest once, years ago earnestly seeking much needed insight via a journey through four Western states and my own inner landscape.

JavaOne XI - Field of Themes

Posted by dmax69 on May 16, 2006 at 8:15 PM PDT

Field of Themes

“For everything that matters.” That’s the power of Java, or at least another one of the themes at the conference this year. It’s a nice slogan, though it doesn’t mean very much.

JavaOne XI - What Themes May Come...

Posted by dmax69 on May 16, 2006 at 7:39 AM PDT

What themes may come must give us pause...


The night before:

The theme at JavaOne this year (one of the themes) seems to be "The Power of Java." At least that's what appears to be the prominent theme walking in the Moscone Center the night before the official start of the

JavaOne XI - Going to JavaOne ... Again

Posted by dmax69 on May 12, 2006 at 9:07 AM PDT

Has it been a year? Actually, no, it's been eleven months since the last Moscone soiree. Eleven months ago, the eleventh JavaOne, eleven years in the standard solar cycle ... this year should be interesting for a lot of reasons. I will try to find eleven of them.

So, is there anything in particular you would like to see this intrepid blogger cover at the J1 festivities this year?

JavaOne - X - Catharsis and Denouement

Posted by dmax69 on June 30, 2005 at 11:54 PM PDT

In his book A Different Universe, Robert B.

JavaOne - X - You Had Me At Hello

Posted by dmax69 on June 29, 2005 at 6:33 AM PDT

I admit it: I really like Jini.

I have had a strong Jini bias since first learning about it, which was, to my reckoning, right before it was officially released in 1999. The first record I have that mentions Jini is dated mid-January of that year – a few weeks before the actual release of the first official download of the Jini protocols.

JavaOne - X - Java Loves You

Posted by dmax69 on June 28, 2005 at 8:55 AM PDT

Yesterday I reported that there seemed to be more attendees this year ... which does still seem to be the case today. But I'm hedging now, because there was no official announcement (at least none that I heard) regarding attendance, which is rather unusual for a JavaOne, in my experience. Usually some announcement is made in terms of attendance. Not so this year.

JavaOne - X - The Age of Participation

Posted by dmax69 on June 27, 2005 at 3:26 PM PDT

The Age of Participation.

That's was the focus of the Jonathan Schwartz keynote this morning. The Age of Participation ... presumably not named for the book by the same name, published in 1995.