JavaLand 2015 Wrap Up
After months of preparation, it all came down to three days of intense execution, and I was just one speaker. I can only marvel at the logistical acumen that was on display from the JavaLand and DOAG team.
JavaLand 2015 Early Adopter's Area
With only 25 business days to go until JavaLand 2015, now's a good time to share the plans for the Early Adopter's area and Hackergarten.
JavaLand 2015 Conference Picks
With only 44 business days to go until JavaLand 2015, I’d like to share my conference picks. I’m including my sessions for completeness, and naturally I recommend you attend them, but I’ll also include an alternate that I’d attend if I wasn’t speaking at that time.
JavaLand Training Day Teaser
With only 61 days to go until JavaLand 2015, it's high time for a preview of the Training Day session I am pleased to offer with my friend Oliver Szymanksi. Briefly, this session is a full day treatment of the parts of Java EE 7 that intersect with the world of HTML5 web development.
With all of my formal JavaOne conference obligations satisfied, day four was dedicated to listening. Another day, another hotel. The community keynote had a little bit of everything and was in the San Francisco Marriott, bringing to four the total number of separate buildings I had to visit for JavaOne.
Day three was definitely the high point of the conference for me. As anyone who has spoken at tech conferences knows, the point in time when all of one's sessions have been given is the turning point between tempered enjoyment and pure enjoyment of the conference. I was blessed with the scheduling this year; I was all done after Wednesday.
Update 1: added content about Greg Wilkin's Async IO session.
I estimate that this is my 15th or 16th JavaOne. I started in 1998 or 1999 and missed 2003 due to the birth of my first son. Aside from that, I haven't missed one since. I consider myself very blessed to have taken a small part in such a long and fun ride.
I meant to mark this anniversary when it came up, but missed doing so. It's been ten years, so what's an additional five weeks going to mean. On 28 June 2004 I announced, with my first entry on this blog, the first part of Java to be released into open-source.