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Blog Archive for editor during February 2013

The first regular conference session I attended at Jfokus 2013 was Christer Norström's Internet of Sports (or How to win GOLD medals in the next Olympics). This session followed the keynote address for the Jfokus Embedded 2013 conference within a conference. I've long been interested in statistics and data analysis in sports, going back to my teen years when baseball manager Earl Weaver amazed...
The JavaOne India Call for Papers is now open. The conference will take place May 8-9 in Hyderabad, India. The call for papers will be open through March 15. Notifications will be sent out to speakers in early April. The JavaOne Shanghai Call for Papers is also still open. That conference takes place in Shanghai, China July 22-25. The JavaOne Shanghai call for papers ends soon (March 1...
Jfokus 2013 was a great conference. I spent most of the time when I was attending sessions scribbling notes into a notebook provided by 10gen (the company behind the MongoDB NoSQL database), and over the course of three days I came perilously close to running out of pages! There is a trend these days for people to tweet the contents of conference sessions as they happen. But, I choose to...
Our current Java.net poll is related to one of the primary themes from the recent Jfokus 2013 conference. The conference included an Embedded mini-conference. I attended many of those sessions, and will be posting blogs about them in the coming weeks. Our poll asks: What's your view on the future of machine-to-machine (M2M) interaction, also known as the Internet of Things (IoT)? Voting will...
My Wednesday at Jfokus 2013 started in the large auditorium where the conference intro and keynotes took place. It was the first time I'd returned there since Tuesday's conference introduction, and I was at first surprised that this very large venue was being used for general conference technical sessions (I'd expected that those would generally take place in smaller rooms). I sat very close to...
Tuesday at Jfokus 2013 started in a large auditorium filled with more than 1500 Jfokus attendees, who heard Jfokus founder Mattias Karlsson launch the conference in an introduction that included an appearance by Stephen Chin, who had spent the previous night sailing the icy Baltic Ocean on the Vaadin Cruise from Finland. The conversation also introduced a new Java Champion, JRuby's Charles...
Monday at Jfokus 2013 featured tutorials and hands-on labs. The 12 sessions were 3.5 hours long, with four tutorials and two hands-on labs occupying Monday morning, and four more tutorials and two more hands-on labs coming in the afternoon. The Jfokus tutorials day was sold out, and it showed as many sessions had people sitting on the floor or standing in the back during at least some portion of...
Java.net assistant editor Dale Farnham and I arrived in Stockholm after an overnight flight, having experienced quite a lot of turbulence before and after our middle-of-the-night stop in Iceland, then opening the shade to see beautiful, incredible colors rising over the plane's wing and the Eastern horizon clouds, followed by the sun itself, then hearing the sounds of early morning chatter and...