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Blog Archive for driscoll during May 2006

So, as I've mentioned too often, I'm on the Program Committee for JavaOne. One thing we'll do is have a Lessons Learned meeting, and I want to be ready - so I thought I'd throw out my ideas for what worked and what didn't, and ask for a little help in working on my list. Here's your chance to kvetch with me! First, what worked: I thought the talks pretty much rocked. Now, prehaps I'm a...
Sun started working on a lot of AJAX things about a year ago. As the manager for the Java Web Tier, that meant that I was pretty involved with most of the work we're doing. But for the most part, we kept quiet - in large part because we don't like to preannounce things. Well, we're now far enough along to talk about things - there' quite a few different things in particular that we've...
In a previous post, I talked about how the people who run the conference were planning on having a new way to schedule and attend talks at JavaOne this year. Well, first day is mostly done, and I think we've gotten a pretty good idea of how it's working. My evaluation is "could be better". I've yet to see the first 3 slides of ANY talk that I've attended - and I was registered for all...
One nice thing about being around this stuff forever: You end up on all the interesting committees. I'm on the JavaOne Program Committee, which helps decide the content at JavaOne. Every year at JavaOne, we have the same problems - some talks are in big rooms, and you can hear the crickets chirp. Others are in medium (600 capacity) rooms, and there are people sitting on the floor - or worse,...