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Blog Archive for editor during October 2012

Just before JavaOne 2012, it was announced that the Duke's Choice Award program is being expanded to include the Latin America; Europe / Africa / Middle East; and Asia regional JavaOne conferences. The first regional Duke's Choice Awards will be held at JavaOne Latin America. The nominations deadline is Wednsday, November 7. The nominations page notes: The goal of the regional awards is to...
At JavaOne 2012, I had the opportunity to chat with Jelastic's Judah Johns. If you're not familiar with Jelastic, they are a start-up that provides cloud computing services tailored for Java. James Gosling is using Jelastic as the cloud infrastructure for his current development efforts. With Jelastic having won a 2012 Duke's Choice Award, Judah was quite busy at JavaOne 2012. So, I decided...
The Java Champions have expanded in October, 2012, adding (at least) four new members: Agnes Crepet (France), Yara Senger (Brazil), Martijn Verburg (UK), and Lars Vogel (Germany). You may have heard of some of these people, depending where you live and your level of involvement in Java in your region and globally. I present here a brief introduction to each new Java Champion. Agnes Crepet has...
The past three Java.net polls were about JavaOne. The last two polls asked if you've ever attended JavaOne and your view on the most significant announcement at this year's JavaOne. Before that, our poll asked people to forecast this year's top announcement. In that poll, a majority of voters thought the most significant announcement would be related to JavaEE or JavaSE / OpenJDK, as I discussed...
Mattias Karlsson (@matkar) is a Java Champion, JUG leader, speaker, consultant, software vagabond, and founder of the Jfokus Conference (@Jfokus, which will take place February 4-6 in Stockholm, Sweden). At JavaOne 2012, I had an opportunity to chat with Mattias about Jfokus, Java User Groups, and the state of Java in Sweden. My first question was something I've actually wondered about for...
At JavaOne this year, I experimented with a new way of experiencing the conference. Rather than attending as many interesting sessions as I could fit in (as I've done in the past), I chose to focus on talking with some of Java's innovators and organizers who were present at the conference, and taking copious notes as the conversations proceeded. The result is that I now have in my possession a...
My Wednesday at JavaOne 2012 included a very interesting 3-slide session (a title slide, a diagram, and a reference URLs slide); conducting interviews I'd arranged yesterday, plus one unscheduled interview; and setting up post-JavaOne virtual interviews. I also got my first chance this JavaOne to say a quick "hello" (yep, just that one word) to my friend Adam Bien. The session I attended was "...
Much of my Tuesday at JavaOne 2012 was spent thinking about questions to ask the people I was going to interview, conducting the interviews, and trying to set up interviews for Wednesday. Late in the afternoon I attended the 2012 Duke's Choice Award Winners JavaOne BOF session, followed by the Duke's Choice Award Winners dinner. Today I interviewed: Mattias Karlsson, Java Champion, Stockholm...
Monday at JavaOne 2012 was a day of conversation for me - more listening than talking. As often happens at JavaOne, I heard lots, took lots of notes, launched the new Java.net "Lightning Interviews" series (tiny interviews suited for people who have only a minute or two to spare - see the first two, featuring Sven Reimers and Anton Epple), and spoke somewhat at length with Juggy (who was...
Find me (Kevin Farnham, your friendly Java.net editor) at JavaOne (try the Exhibition Hall first, the Hilton Lobby second, or follow @kevin_farnham on Twitter to find me) to participate in a Java.net Lighting Interview - 3 quick questions, and you're done! The interviews will be published on Java.net in as near real time as our editorial staff can publish them, and we'll post the links to the...