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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during January 2008

In a recent blog entry I asked the question: Do we need a Mobile Developer Alliance? The Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days ended today (it turned out to be an extremely successful event, more about that in the next blog). As a follow-up a couple of folks are getting together to discuss and brainstorm the topic of why developing and deploying content is so hard, what can be done to improve...
One of my personal goals for the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days was to make this conference different from your average developer conference. Different with regard to the focus (deep mobile & embedded Java content), different with regard to the cost (very reasonable), and different with regard to way it is organized (by the community). Another big different for me was the worldwide...
Ok, so this is really cool: We managed to get hold of a couple of Sun SPOT kits and we'll be giving them away at the community social event at the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days next week! We're thinking about creative and fun ways to do this ... like "coolest application idea for a Sun SPOT" and then raffle the kits among the entries. We'd love to hear from you if you have...
Update 1/17/08: We will be having a post-Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days meeting on Friday 1/25 where we will continue the discussion on this topic after kicking it off at the conference. If you're interested please contact me or Sean Sheedy. For more information, please see Seans blog. I think most people would agree that feature-rich mobile platforms and unfettered wireless data...
While I did try ;-) to take a much-needed break over the holidays I was still quite busy updating the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days web site with the latest information, speakers, and sessions. The agenda is now final and we've added some exiting last-minute sessions and lightning talks. For example, Roger Riggs will be talking about "Seamless Integration of Multi-Tasking...